2nd Circuit to hear appeals of Oneida land claim
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will be holding oral arguments on Tuesday in the long-running Oneida land claim.

The Oneidas of New York, Wisconsin and Canada are suing over 250,000 acres. The land was taken by the state of New York through transactions that were not approved by the federal government.

In a May 21, 2007 decision, Judge Lawrence Kahn ruled that the tribes could not repossess the land. The tribes are appealing this part of the decision.

The judge also ruled the state might owe the tribes for the loss of the land. The state is appealing this part of the decision.

Oral arguments take place at 10am in New York City.

Get the Story:
Federal court to hear land claim arguments (The Syracuse Post-Standard 6/1)

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