In a five to four decision the U-S Supreme Court today essentially blocked Michigan's attempt at stopping the Bay Mills Indian Tribe from operating a casino near Vanderbilt. The shuttered casino can effectively reopen following the decision. Officials in Port Huron have been awaiting the decision noting that the tribe also owns land in and around the old post office building. The Vanderbilt decision is considered a key in getting a casino opened locally. No word from Bay Mills on how quickly that activitiy might take. Although not originally native lands both Port Huron and the Vanderbilt locations were purchased with funds from a congressionally established land trust. Port Huron has always been considered a site for a casino with those funds from as early as the Engler Administration. The original location would have been at the former Thomas Edison Inn but was changed to the Acheson and old Post Office site when Jennifer Granholm was Governor.