County agrees to hold off Cayuga Nation foreclosure proceedings

Seneca County in New York has agreed to hold off foreclosure proceedings against the Cayuga Nation.

The tribe and the county were due in court tomorrow to argue the case. But the county asked for a delay in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation.

At issue is $5,500 in property taxes that the county says the tribe owes. The tribe says it can't be sued due to its sovereign immunity.

The Supreme Court was going to consider a similar issue in a case involving the Oneida Nation. Instead, the justices earlier this week ordered the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the dispute because the tribe has waived its sovereign immunity.

The Cayuga Nation has not waived its immunity to foreclosure proceedings.

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