Justices May Rein In Congress' Ability To Upend Lawsuits

Law360, New York (May 1, 2017, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether a federal law meant to end a suit challenging a Michigan tribal casino project is an abuse of congressional authority, a move that comes as the Trump administration's attacks on the judiciary have raised more general separation of powers concerns.

The high court granted certiorari Monday to a petition by David Patchak, who claims the D.C. Circuit's upholding of the Gun Lake Act — which led to the dismissal of his suit over the U.S. Department of the Interior's taking of a parcel of land into trust for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi...

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