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  • January 26, 2023

    HUD Wants Tweaks To Housing Counselor Program For Tribes

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule that will bring changes to certification requirements for housing counselors in tribal communities, the department announced Thursday.

  • January 26, 2023

    2nd Circ. Sides With Tribe In NY Thruway Ruling

    A split Second Circuit on Thursday sided with a Native American tribe in its challenge to part of the New York State Thruway that runs through its reservation, ruling the tribe can pursue its claims against New York state officials because the suit falls under an exception to the U.S. Constitution's Eleventh Amendment.

  • January 25, 2023

    DOI Settles With Utah Green Group Over Oil Lease Suit

    A conservation group and the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed to settle a dispute in D.C. federal court over 32 oil and gas leases approved by the DOI, saying the Bureau of Land Management will complete additional analyses of the leasing decisions.

  • January 25, 2023

    Borrowers Can Bring RICO Suit Against Tribe-Linked Lender

    The alleged frontman of an online lending operation will have to face racketeering allegations from a consumer class that says he partnered with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians to issue loans with illegally high rates, the Fourth Circuit has ruled.

  • January 25, 2023

    Corps Accused Of Illegally Blocking Alaskan Gold Extraction

    A mining company says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must grant its application to tap gold deposits on Alaska's Seward Peninsula, taking the federal agency to court over a regulatory decision last year that withheld a dredging permit due to potential environmental harm.

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