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Dakota Battle for Return of $500,000 of Cigarettes Seized in Manitoba Smoke Shop Raids
David P. Ball
August 22, 2012
The Manitoba government has seized nearly $500,000 in legal cigarettes from a Dakota smoke shop that has been raided five times by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), alleges...
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Roundup
August 16, 2012
Continuing Indian Country Today Media Network’s periodic roundup of court cases relevant to Indian country decided in the Ninth Circuit, we examine several new federal circuit cour...
Ray Halbritter Talks Tax-Free Cigarettes and Free Enterprise on Fox News
February 29, 2012
Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter defended the tribe's tax-free cigarette sales on the reservation and shared how the Nation is an economic powerhouse in upstate N...
Are New York Tribes Gaining Respect?
February 24, 2012
On February 22, the New York Times published a story titled “In Tax Fight, Tribes Make, and Sell, Cigarettes,” on the front page...
Manitoba Dakota Chundee Smokes Raids Latest in Growing Tobacco War
January 31, 2012
Manitoba authorities are stepping up efforts to halt sales of cigarettes that are federally labeled but not marked for purchase in the province...
TRO Lifted in Latest New York Cigarette Tax Decision
June 21, 2011
The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division lifted a temporary restraining order issued June 9 by the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court that prevented New York ...
Seminole Tribe Launches New Tobacco Brand
March 12, 2011
Joe Dan Osceola, founder of Seminole Brands, LLC, and the tobacco company's newly appointed CEO Charles F...
AFN Chief Speaks Out Against Tobacco Seizures
January 18, 2011
The head of Canada’s First Nations governing body has called for the return of cigarettes seized recently from two First Nation reserves in as many provinces...
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