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Supreme Court yet to issue ruling in Tohono O'odham case

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to issue a ruling in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation, a trust case.

The justices heard the case on November 1, 2010. Their ruling will determine whether the Tohono O'odham Nation can pursue a historical accounting in federal district court at the same time it seeks damages in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The outcome will affect other litigation, including US v. Eastern Shawnee Tribe, which involves the same issues. The petition is being held until the Supreme Court decides the Tohono O'odham case.

The Supreme Court will hear US v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, another trust case, tomorrow.

Also Today:
Why Still No Opinion in U.S. v. TON? (Turtle Talk 4/19)

Oral Argument Transcript:
US v. Tohono O'odham Nation (November 1, 2010)

Federal Circuit Decision:
Tohono O'odham Nation v US (March 16, 2009)

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