BIA Blasted Over Land Trust Rule Change, Ore. Casino

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Plans by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to change land trust rules in the wake of a Supreme Court decision was opposed Thursday by an Oregon city council, which contends the proposal conflicts with federal rules and which is fighting a local tribe's new casino plans.

The Medford City Council approved sending a formal letter of opposition to the BIA on its proposal to nix a 30-day notice provision for transferring land in trust for a tribe, according to city documents. The council is concerned...
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