Johnston, Ajax Try to Block West Warwick Casino
As reported by the Providence Business News: "The Town of Johnston and its prospective casino partner, Ajax Gaming Ventures LLC, are the latest parties to seek to block a November statewide referendum on the competing West Warwick-Narragansett Indian Tribe casino proposal. "They filed a lawsuit late Friday in U.S. District Court, Providence, asking the court 'to restrain the [R.I.] Secretary of State from placing on the statewide ballot . the Resolution passed by the R.I. General Assembly for a Casino in West Warwick to be owned and operated by the Narragansett Indian Tribe and its 'chosen partner.' ' ".Their July 21 complaint alleges that the proposed amendment conflicts with the U.S. Constitution, violating the Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection under the law and the First Amendment right to participate in the political process."