9th Circuit rejects challenge to Indian hunting law
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to a Montana law that limits hunting on reservations to members of federally recognized tribes.

Randy V. Roberts, a non-Indian, wants to use fee land within the boundaries of the Crow Reservation for hunting. He claims the state law violates the U.S. Constitution.

In an unpublished opinion, the 9th Circuit said the law is based on the political status of American Indians. The court said the state's regulation serves legitimate purposes.

Roberts was represented by the conservative Mountain States Legal Foundation.

9th Circuit Decision:
Roberts v Hagener (July 18, 2008)

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