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Supreme Court Will Not Hear [Cayuga Indian] Land Claim
FingerLakes1.com Local Network ^ | 5/15/06

Posted on 05/15/2006 2:19:45 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

The US Supreme Court has announced it will not hear an appeal of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling throwing out the Cayuga land claim.

Seneca County Attorney Steven Getman says the ruling means the end of the more than two decade old land claim.

The Cayuga and Seneca-Cayuga Indians had asked the Supreme Court to review the lower court ruling, saying the Appeals Court incorrectly cited the Sherill case involving the Oneida Indians in throwing out the quarter billion dollars awarded the Indians.

The focus of the battle between the Indians and governments in Seneca and Cayuga Counties will likely now turn to the Cayugas' application to have their land placed into a federal trust.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: abramoff; americanindians; attorney; casino; cayuga; county; getman; halbritter; halftown; onedia; scotus; seneca; steven

1 posted on 05/15/2006 2:19:47 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Whoa. This is a fairly big deal around my neck of the woods.


2 posted on 05/15/2006 2:21:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Steely Tom
Recalling the special status of the Oneida (the first American ally in the Revolution), I'd suggest any decision that referenced any ruling involving the Oneida was inherently improper.

Don't lawyers and judges study history anymore? First rule ~ all Indians are not the same. There are the Onedia, and there are the others for one thing.

3 posted on 05/15/2006 2:24:02 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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To: Steely Tom
Image hosted by Photobucket.com the Amish vs the Indians...
4 posted on 05/15/2006 3:31:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I was **thrilled** when I saw this.


5 posted on 05/15/2006 4:19:19 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Not half as thrilled as I was.


6 posted on 05/15/2006 6:14:46 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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Setting the warriors loose on Ithaca might be a good idea. Unfortunately it's on the other side of the Seneca County line in Tompkins County.

Didn't I learn in American history that the Indians in this locale fled en masse after first seeing, in Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton in bloomers??
7 posted on 05/15/2006 7:31:05 PM PDT by mtntop3
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