US v. Tohono O'odham Nation - Asked the court to overturn a ruling that allows the tribe to pursue trust mismanagement cases in two different courts. The Supreme court agreed to hear the case.An announcement is expected today. Get the Story:
Wolfchild v. US - Opposed the review of a trust mismanagement case in which Dakota descendants were denied land. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
Barrett v. US - Oppose the review of a case in which the chairman of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma was told to pay income taxes on his tribal government salary. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
Navajo Nation v. USFS - Opposed the review of a sacred site dispute over the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
Marceau v. Blackfeet Housing Authority - Opposed the review of a case in which the federal government was freed from liability for building shoddy houses. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
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