Still no word from Supreme Court on Oneida Nation land claim

The U.S. Supreme Court released an order list this morning for its new October 2011 term but there was still no word on the long-running Oneida Nation land claim.

The tribe is suing over 250,000 acres that were illegally taken by the state of New York. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals killed the claim and essentially said the tribe waited too long to sue.

The tribe and the Obama administration want the Supreme Court to overturn the decision. Their petitions -- Oneida Nation v. Oneida County and US v. New York -- were considered last week but the justices still haven't said whether they will hear the case.

2nd Circuit Decision:
Oneida Nation v. Oneida County/Madison County (August 9, 2010)

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