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Judge holds final hearing before Cobell trial


The federal judge handling the Cobell v. Kempthorne trust fund case is holding a pre-trial conference today at 2pm in Washington, D.C.

The conference is the last before the June 9 trial. Judge James Robertson plans to resolve the 11-year-old case by putting a dollar figure to the amount of money owed to individual Indian beneficiaries.

The trial is expected to last a couple of weeks. Robertson hopes to issue a final ruling by the end of the summer.

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