Justices Won't Hear Oneida Trust Land Appeal

Law360, New York (May 15, 2017, 2:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up an appeal by a group of plaintiffs challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior's 2008 decision to take thousands of acres of land into trust for the Oneida Indian Nation.

The high court denied a petition for writ of certiorari from the Central New York Fair Business Association, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance and other plaintiffs in a challenge to a New York federal judge's March 2015 ruling that the DOI had reasonably decided to take thousands of acres of land in central New York into trust for the tribe in 2008....

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