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Column: Supreme Court 'hates' tribal sovereignty

"Tribal sovereign immunity is the doctrine that states a tribe cannot be sued unless Congress acts or the tribe itself consents.

The United States Supreme Court hates tribal sovereign immunity, and has told Congress and other courts to get rid of it. Gaming tribes have become big political players, and Congress is not about to bite the hands that are feeding it large campaign contributions. But lower federal and state courts have gotten the message, and are reviewing documents and laws with microscopes, looking for accidental waivers."

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I. Nelson Ross: Supreme Court Tries to End Tribes' Sovereign Immunity (Card Player Magazine 9/10)