11th Circuit rejects Miccosukee Tribe's challenge to bridge project
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said the Miccosukee Tribe cannot challenge a bridge project in the Everglades of Florida.

Congress passed an appropriations bill with a rider that exempted the bridge from environmental, historic preservation and other laws. As a result, the court said it lacked jurisdiction to hear the tribe's claims.

The tribe is based in the Everglades.

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Court rejects tribe's Everglades bridge challenge (AP 9/15)

11th Circuit Decisions:
Miccossukee Tribe v. US (September 15, 2010) | Miccosukee Tribe v. Army Corps (September 15, 2010)