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Fallout from Supreme Court ruling on Oneida Nation


The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in the Oneida Nation case is prompting schools and municipalities in New York to seek taxes from tribes.

The court held that the Oneida Nation could not "unilaterally" assert sovereignty over its land claim area. The decision could force the Oneidas, the Cayugas and the Seneca-Cayugas from Oklahoma to pay million in property taxes.

The Oneida Nation is considering its options in light of language in the court's ruling that said the tribe had to go through the land-into-trust process in order to claim tax exemptions on newly acquired properties.

Get the Story:
Lawyer OKs collecting taxes on tribes (The Syracuse Post-Standard 4/6)
Verona could get tax windfall (The Syracuse Post-Standard 4/6)

Get the Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Ginsburg] | Concurrence [Souter] | Dissent [Stevens]

Relevant Links:
Oneida Nation - http://www.oneida-nation.net
NARF-NCAI Tribal Supreme Court Project - http://doc.narf.org/sc/index.html

Decision in Oneida Indian Nation v. City of Sherrill:
Majority Opinion | Van Graafeiland Dissent

Decision in Cayuga Indian Nation v. Village of Union Springs:
Decision | Order (April 23, 2004)

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