Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases


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The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in two Indian law cases.

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. US will be heard December 1, according to the calendar. The case will determine how far back the Indian Health Service must go to pay the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin for contract support costs in self-determination contracts.

Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will be heard on December 7, according to the calendar. The case will determine whether Dollar General, a publicly-traded company with $17.5 billion in revenues can avoid the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

The Supreme Court has accepted a third case, Nebraska v. Parker. The case will determine the whether the boundaries of the reservation of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska have been diminished. Oral arguments haven't been scheduled.

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