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SD Justices Skirt Merits In Nixing Tribes' Keystone XL Appeal

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 4:06 PM EDT) -- South Dakota's high court has tossed an appeal from two Native American tribes and an advocacy group in their fight against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but did so on jurisdictional grounds instead of reaching the merits of the case.

The South Dakota Supreme Court in a Wednesday decision dismissed a consolidated appeal from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe and Dakota Rural Action — which says it is a family agriculture and conservation advocacy group — that challenged a decision by the South...
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