Monday, June 18, 2012

Supreme Court rules government can be sued over casino on Indian land

JURIST - Paper Chase
[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday ruled 8-1 [decision, PDF] that the federal government is not immune from a lawsuit by a citizen to prevent a particular use of "Indian Lands" retained in trust by the government. In Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the government approved the granting of land for a casino to a Native American population in Michigan. David Patchak, a citizen who lives in close proximity to the granted land,...
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