Judge considers settlement over Saginaw Chippewa reservation
A federal judge could approve a settlement with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan as early as today.

Judge Thomas L. Ludington is holding a hearing this morning to consider the deal. It settles the boundaries of the Isabella Reservation and resolves land-into-trust, law enforcement, taxation, jurisdiction and other issues.

The state and local governments negotiated the agreement with the tribe and the federal government. But state attorney general Mike Cox (R) has filed an objection.

The tribe and the Department of Justice filed responses to Cox's brief. Turtle Talk has posted the documents.

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