Pueblo Of Jemez's Suit Over National Park Land Tossed

Law360 (September 3, 2019, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A New Mexico federal judge on Saturday tossed the Pueblo of Jemez tribe's suit seeking to establish its aboriginal right to land within the Valles Caldera National Preserve, handing a win to the federal government and a utility company.

The Pueblo of Jemez sued the federal government in 2012 under the Quiet Title Act seeking to protect its claims to more than 89,000 acres of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, saying the government had begun limiting the Pueblo's access to the lands after reacquiring the property to establish the preserve.

U.S. District Judge James O. Browning entered a ruling Saturday in...

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