Supreme Court ruling affects land-into-trust process

Rob Capriccioso
11/30/09

The Supreme Court has ruled in Carcieri v. Salazar that tribes not under federal jurisdiction as of 1934 cannot follow a longstanding land-into-trust process. The ruling, which results from a suit involving the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island, is at odds with many tribal, federal and legal understandings of the Indian Reorganization Act. More to come.

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