Land-into-trust fix in limbo amid dispute on appropriations bill
President Barack Obama reiterated his support for a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar at the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday.

"I also want to note that I support legislation to make clear -- in the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision -- that the Secretary of Interior can take land into trust for all federally recognized tribes," Obama said in his remarks to tribal leaders.

Despite the president's support, the fix remains in limbo on Capitol Hill. The House passed the fix as part of the 2011 continuing resolution.

The Senate didn't put the fix into the FY 2011 Omnibus Appropriations Act. But Democrats said yesterday they won't pursue the bill amid opposition from Republicans.

The Senate instead will consider a continuing resolution

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Obama repeats support for Narragansetts' land trust (The Providence Journal 12/16)
Obama pledges support for Indian tribes (Newsday 12/17)
Democrats ditch efforts for government funding bill (The Washington Post 12/17)
Carcieri ‘Fix’ May Prove Costly To Tribes (GamblingCompliance 12/17)

Supreme Court Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Thomas] | Concurrence [Breyer] | Dissent [Stevens] | Concurrence/Dissent [Souter]

Supreme Court Documents:
Oral Argument Transcript | Briefs

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