Counties submit final arguments over Oneida Nation foreclosure

Briefing is complete from the parties in the Oneida Nation foreclosure case.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals put the case on the fast track after receiving it from the U.S. Supreme Court. Oral arguments have not been set but are expected to take place in New York City.

Madison County and Oneida County foreclosed on the tribe's land due to non-payment of property taxes. The tribe has waived its sovereign immunity for foreclosure proceedings but says the land within its ancestral reservation is protected from state taxation.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs was on track to placing the tribe's land into trust but litigation has delayed action.

Get the Story:
Madison, Oneida counties maintain stance on Oneida Indian Nation's sovereign immunity (The Oneida Dispatch 2/9)

Original 2nd Circuit Decision:
Oneida Nation v. Madison County and Oneida County (April 27, 2010)

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