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Judge Lamberth, the cowboy, sides with Indians


U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, the judge handling the Cobell trust fund case, says he isn't worried what others think about his rulings.

"I don't shrink from making decisions, even controversial ones," he told the Associated Press in an interview.

Lamberth, who earned the nickname "Tex" after coming to Washington from Texas, is considered one of top federal judges in the country. He earns praise from people who have appeared before him but the Bush administration, and some critics, say he has gone too far in the trust fund case.

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Judge in Indian case holds little back (AP 11/28)
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Historical Accounting Decision:
Cobell v. Norton (November 15, 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
National Congress of American Indians - http://www.ncai.org
Intertribal Trust Fund Monitoring Association - http://www.itmatrustfunds.org

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