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New York asks court to end Onondaga land claim


The state of New York filed court papers on Tuesday seeking to dismiss the Onondaga Nation's land claim.

Citing the recent dismissal of the Cayuga land claim, the state says the Onondagas waited too long to file suit. The Cayuga decision was based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another New York case.

The Onondaga Nation says its lawsuit is different because the tribe is not seeking to take possession of any land. The tribe wants to clean up the land, air and water in its 4,000-square-mile claim area.

Get the Story:
N.Y. to court: End land claim (The Syracuse Post-Standard 8/16)

Relevant Links:
Onondaga Nation - http://www.onondaganation.org

Cayuga Land Claim Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. New York (June 28, 2005)

Sherrill v. Oneida Nation Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Ginsburg] | Concurrence [Souter] | Dissent [Stevens]

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