Tribes, States Fear Fallout From New BIA Land Trust Rule

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has proposed nixing a 30-day notice period before putting land in trust for tribes for projects like casinos, a move experts on both sides say could do away with a vital negotiating period, extend the administrative appeals process and stir up due process issues.

Proposed in May, rule 10760-AF15 is meant to streamline the agency's review process but has been blasted by tribal leaders, government officials and attorneys from both sides of land deals as an inadequate and potentially onerous...
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