RI Picks Lawyer For Land Dispute Before High Court

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former U.S. solicitor general has been picked to represent Rhode Island before the Supreme Court on Monday in its dispute with the federal government over a plot of American Indian land, bringing to an end weeks of bitter fighting between the state and town officials in Charlestown over who should present the arguments.

The selection on Friday of Theodore Olson, a high-profile lawyer now with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, came after the Supreme Court refused to hear divided arguments on behalf of Rhode Island...
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