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Editorial: Fix trust fund, don't target Lamberth


"After years of judicial spankings at the hands of U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth, the federal government is now asking that the judge be removed from the case involving Interior Department mismanagement of billions of dollars in American Indian trust accounts.

Rather than target the judge in a case that has brought embarrassment and contempt citations to the government, federal officials should close the book on this sorry story once and for all. Fix the trust system and pay account holders whose money has disappeared. The fix won't be easy, nor inexpensive. But the mess is of the government's own making, through a century of malfeasance and incompetence."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Justice delayed and justice reviled (The St. Paul Pioneer Press 8/17)
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Department of Justice Brief:
Cobell v. Norton (August 15, 2005)

Lamberth Decision:
Cobell v. Norton (July 12, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/cases/cobell/index.htm

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