Feds Urge Justices To Reject Petition Over Oneida Land

Law360, New York (July 10, 2017, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The federal government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a Second Circuit decision that the U.S. Department of the Interior properly took land surrounding New York's Turning Stone Resort and Casino into trust for the Oneida Indian Nation, saying the law authorizing the land acquisition isn't unconstitutional.

New York nonprofit Upstate Citizens for Equality Inc. argued in an April 26 petition to the high court that a Second Circuit panel's November decision wrongly approved the DOI's decision to intrude on state sovereignty and violate the U.S. Constitution's enclave and commerce clauses by taking thousands of acres of land into...

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