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Federal District Court Rejects Shinnecock Sovereignty Claim November 1, 2007

Posted by rezjudicata in District Courts, Eastern District of New York.
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Judge Bianco of the Eastern District of New York ruled in a bruising 129-page opinion that the Shinnecock Indian Nation lost so-called “aboriginal title” to a tract of land in the Hamptons. The ruling scuttles the Nation’s plans to open a casino there.

Summary and analysis coming soon.

In the meantime, see:

Shinnecock Nation loses sovereignty bid

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