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Circuit Rules Tribe Is Subject To Employment Laws

Law360 (April 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An American Indian tribe in Maine is not exempt from state employment discrimination laws, a divided circuit court ruled Tuesday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed a magistrate judge’s ruling which said the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in northern Maine was exempt from discrimination proceedings before the Maine Human Rights Commission.

Two members of the circuit’s three-judge panel said the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980, or MICSA, “clearly makes the Aroostook Band ‘subject to... the laws of the State... to...
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