FROM THE ARCHIVE

Norton and McCaleb try to beat the rap

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2002

Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb are seeking to appeal their contempt citation for their handling of the Indian trust.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on September 17 said the two were "unfit trustee-delegates." He found them in contempt for lying to his court about trust reform and engaging in litigation misconduct on efforts to account for Indian funds.

Get the Story:
Norton fights contempt ruling (The Lincoln Journal Star 11/20)
Norton appeals contempt ruling (The Farmington Daily-Times 11/20)
Feds to Appeal Norton's Contempt (AP 11/19)

Today on Indianz.Com:
Norton fights contempt citation (11/19)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/cases/cobell/index.htm
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://www.doi.gov/indiantrust
Trust Reform, NCAI - http://www.ncai.org/main/pages/
issues/other_issues/trust_reform.asp

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