NY Tribe Pushes For Say In 2nd Circ. Casino Land Dispute

Law360, New York (February 10, 2016, 10:50 PM EST) -- The Oneida Indian Nation again urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday to allow it to file an amicus brief backing the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to take land into trust for the tribe’s New York casino, saying the nonprofit group opposing the bid wrongly asserted that the tribe was raising a new issue.

On Friday, Upstate Citizens for Equality Inc. asked the court to reject the proposed brief, arguing that the Oneida Nation was actually seeking to intervene in the suit and that a settlement between the state of New York and the tribe was a new issue that...

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