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State recognized tribe allowed to sue in Conn.
Tuesday, July 22, 2003

The Connecticut Supreme Court in a unanimous decision upheld the right of a state-recognized tribe to bring suit in state court.

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation brought suit against a rival faction but a lower court dismissed the claim. The Supreme Court said the tribe has standing for a trespass action against the rival.

Last December, the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation was denied federal recognition in a preliminary decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Get the Story:
Court Kills Tribe Dispute Decision (The New London Day 7/22)
Tribal Faction Can Sue Rival, Court Rules (AP 7/22)

Get the Decision:
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation v. Harrison (July 21, 2003)

Relevant Links:
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation - http://www.schaghticoke.com

Related Stories:
Conn. court upholds jurisdiction over tribe (05/13)
Schaghticoke chief disputes state jurisdiction (01/17)
McCaleb 'throwing away a history of people' (12/06)
Schaghticoke Tribe denied recognition (12/5)
Lawmakers attempt to thwart recognition (12/5)
Conn. tribe awaits recognition ruling (12/4)
Recognition decision expected this week (12/2)
McCaleb plans to issue recognition ruling (11/26)
McCaleb ruling holds promise for state tribes (06/25)
McCaleb makes recognition history (6/25)
BIA project consumes recognition resources (06/12)
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