Maine Tells 1st Circ. Not To Expand Tribe's River Rights

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 9:24 PM EST) -- The state of Maine urged the First Circuit on Wednesday to cement a lower court's conclusion that the Penobscot Nation's reservation includes the islands but not the waters in a certain part of the Penobscot River, saying the tribe's attempt to expand its reservation's boundaries should be rejected.

Consolidated appeals are playing out at the circuit court over a ruling by U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal in the Penobscot Nation's suit against the state about the boundaries of the tribe's reservation. The lower court judge...
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Case Title

US v. Mills, et al


Case Number

16-1424

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

1890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

April 20, 2016


Case Title

Penobscot Nation v. Mills, et al


Case Number

16-1435

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

1890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

April 26, 2016


Case Title

Penobscott Nation, et al v. Mills, et al


Case Number

16-1474

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

1890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

April 29, 2016


Case Title

Penobscot Nation, et al v. Howland, Me, et al


Case Number

16-1482

Court

Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

1890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

May 6, 2016

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