High Court Won't Hear Tribe Exclusion, Bias Settlement Suits

By Adam Lidgett (March 26, 2018, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review two cases involving Native American issues — one challenging a decision backing the United Auburn Indian Community's right to banish a member from tribal land and another involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture's landmark Keepseagle settlement.

In the first case, the justices denied a petition for writ of certiorari from UAIC member Jessica Tavares that asked the high court to reverse a split Ninth Circuit panel's March 2017 ruling that her banishment from some lands on the tribe's California reservation for a limited time didn't violate the Indian Civil Rights Act.

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