Skip to comments.Supreme Court Will Not Hear [Cayuga Indian] Land Claim
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.
Whoa. This is a fairly big deal around my neck of the woods.
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.
I was **thrilled** when I saw this.
Not half as thrilled as I was.
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