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Cayuga tribes fail to seek rehearing on land claim


The Cayuga Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma didn't ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider their 64,000-acre land claim in New York.

The high court refused to hear the case May 15. The deadline to file a petition for a rehearing was June 9.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals three out the lawsuit last year. A divided 2-1 panel said the tribes waited too long to sue.

The state of New York is now seeking to dismiss the Oneida Nation claim on similar grounds. A motion is due July 28.

Get the Story:
Cayuga land claim case ends abruptly; it's over (The Syracuse Post-Standard 6/14)
Cayuga court saga ends, but not conflicts (The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 6/14)
State can file motion against Oneidas' claim (The Syracuse Post-Standard 6/14)
Counties want Oneida land claim dismissed (The Oneida Dispatch 6/14)

Cayuga Land Claim Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. New York (June 28, 2005)

Sherrill v. Oneida Nation Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Ginsburg] | Concurrence [Souter] | Dissent [Stevens]

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