Counties fight Cayuga Nation over tobacco taxes
Two counties in New York expect an answer any day in their tobacco tax fight against the Cayuga Nation.

Cayuga and Seneca counties say the tribe should not sell tax-free cigarettes at its smoke shops. But an appellate division court said the counties had no right to raid the smoke shops and seize tribal property.

The counties want the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, to review the case. They expect to find out soon whether they will be able to proceed.

The tribe's smoke shops are located with the Cayuga ancestral reservation but the land is not held in trust.

Get the Story:
Cayuga, Seneca counties hope for go-ahead to appeal Indian cigarettes ruling (The Syracuse Post-Standard 9/2)

New York Appellate Division Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. Gould (July 10, 2009)

New York Supreme Court Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. Gould (December 9, 2008)

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