LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A professional poker player seeking the exclusive right to operate casinos in Arkansas is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block her proposal from the November ballot.
Attorneys for Nancy Todd on Wednesday called the lawsuit challenging her amendment a "thinly veiled" attempt by a Hot Springs horse track and a West Memphis dog track to throw another obstacle in the path of her ballot measure. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Arkansas Racing Alliance, which is primarily funded by Oaklawn Jockey Club.
Todd asked to intervene in the lawsuit, which names the secretary of state's office as the defendant. The state asked the court to dismiss the alliance's lawsuit.
Justices are considering Todd's lawsuit challenging the state's decision to reject her amendment.
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