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Utah Urges Justices To Take Up Tribal Court Exhaustion Case

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The state of Utah on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a petition claiming Ute Indian Tribe officials tried to extort money from a business owner near the Ute reservation, saying a Utah Supreme Court ruling that the companies must bring their claims in tribal court threatens to rob state courts of the capacity to hear state lawsuits.

Utah filed an amicus brief Friday to support Ryan Harvey’s March 7 petition, which asked the justices to tackle the question of whether a requirement that...
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