NY Town Appeals Casino Land Case To Supreme Court

Law360, Washington (July 3, 2017, 1:27 PM EDT) -- A New York town has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Second Circuit decision that found the federal government can entrust land surrounding New York's Turning Stone Resort and Casino for the Oneida Indian Nation, saying that local towns have no way of surviving ever-growing tribal land purchases. 

In a June 23 petition for a writ of certiorari, the town of Vernon, New York, appealed a Second Circuit panel’s November decision that said neither state sovereignty nor the U.S. Constitution's Enclave and Commerce clauses preclude the federal government from taking thousands of acres of land in Central New York...

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