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  http://www.ohio.com/news/break_news/59868177.html Slot-machine fiasco deepens for Strickland By Dennis J. Willard Beacon Journal staff writer POSTED: 05:22 p.m. EDT, Sep 19, 2009 The same day Strickland moved to raise the minimum-betting age, a third lawsuit challenging the slot plan was filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by the Ohio Christian Alliance and three lawmakers, including state Rep. Ron Amstutz, R-Wooster. There were no new revelations or legal strategies in the lawsuit. Instead, the court justices were reminded again that there are a significant number of people in this state, including many lawmakers, who believe the governor trampled on the Ohio Constitution and is ignoring the will of voters who four times have rejected casino gambling at the ballot box since 1990. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId;=110225 Judge slams Kansas town for censoring citizen Rules ban on comments on gambling's 'social ills' violated First Amendment Posted: September 19, 2009 12:40 am Eastern A city park in Mulvane, Kan., where town officials have silenced critics of a casino project A federal judge has ruled that town officials holding a public meeting to talk about a massive casino project proposed for their area cannot ban statements about the "social ills" of gambling if they allow discussion of the industry's benefits. The exchange included: Mrs. Farnsworth: My concern is also for the amount of the moneys that will be taken out of local economy. Money that would normally be used for clothing and entertainment on the local business. Mayor: I don't believe you're asking a question addressing the presentation by Harrah's. I believe your – that's more on social ills. I said they would not be addressed. Mrs. Farnsworth: No, no, no. I'm asking my question. I just want them to understand my background. OK? My question is, that I want to know, if you are going to be taking this money, and making this money from the people here, then where is the money going to come from for those people who are normally spending it on the local economy through clothing and… Mayor: Your question is out of order. Mrs. Farnsworth: Can you please explain why the question is out of order? Mayor: Out of order. Mrs. Farnsworth: Can you tell me why it's out of order? Mayor: I specifically said that we would address questions ... concerning the casino or the resort development and its facilities and how the city would handle it or address that. You are addressing a social issue over which they have no control. So your question is out of order. Mrs. Farnsworth: No, my question is regarding the casino itself and it having an impact on our economy. Mayor: Your question is out of order. Mrs. Farnsworth: No, you know what, everybody else… Mayor: Excuse me, would you please escort the lady out? ADF attorneys also had asked Racing and Gaming Commission in Kansas to delay making a decision on a new casino in Mulvane because of the dispute. In a letter delivered to Stephen Martino of the state commission in Topeka, the ADF said, "Because the city has pursued this matter by silencing the opposition, even to the point of removing a dissenter by armed guard simply for presenting an opposing viewpoint, the commission should not allow a casino in the Mulvane area until further hearings can be held as to the true desire of the community."