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Appeal Filed Following Latest Boats in Moats Decision

January 30, 1998
By: Tristin Yeager
State Capital Bureau

The state Attorney General's office has already appealed Thursday's boats in moats ruling.

Judge Byron Kinder declared the Missouri Gambling Commission's hearing and diciplinary process unconstitutional. Following the decision, the state Attorney General's office took less than six hours to file an appeal with the state Supreme Court.

Attorney General Jay Nixon says the appeal asks that Kinder's decision be set aside.

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Nixon says the gaming commission has moved forward in a predctable manner and he hopes the supreme court will continue that process.

The State Attorney General's office has already filed an appeal in response to the latest boats in moats legal decision. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capital.

It took less than six hours for the State Attorney General's office to file an appeal with the State Supreme Court following Judge Byron Kinder's decision. The Cole County Circuit Court Judge declared Missouri Gaming Commission's hearing process unconstitutional.

State Attorney General Jay Nixon:

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Nixon says the direct supreme court appeal is possible because of the constitutionality issue raised by Kinder's decision.

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