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Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Carcieri, Patchak
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012
Senate Indian Affairs Committee
will hold a hearing this Thursday to discuss two
U.S. Supreme Court
decisions that affect the land-into-trust process.
Carcieri v. Salazar
, the court ruled that tribes must have been "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934 in order to follow the land-into-trust process. The decision, which has already spurred new litigation, requires the
Bureau of Indian Affairs
to take extra steps to determine a tribe's eligibility.
Salazar v. Patchak
, the court opened the door to even more litigation. Just about anyone can sue over a land-into-trust decision and can do so even after land has been placed in trust.
The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A witness list hasn't been published.
Addressing the Costly Administrative Burdens and Negative Impacts of the Carcieri and Patchak Decisions
(September 13, 2012)
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