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Supreme Court decision kills California land-into-trust measure

A bill in California that would have barred state agencies from opposing certain land-into-trust applications was killed in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Patchak.

Senate Bill 162 was going to be considered at a hearing on Wednesday. But Sen. Joel Anderson (R) pulled it because “we want to produce a thoughtful bill that takes into consideration everything that is occurring on the federal level and understand the full implications of the Patchak case," The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The Patchak decision allows just about anyone who might be affected by a land-into-trust application to file a lawsuit.

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Supreme Court Decision:
Salazar v. Patchak (June 18, 2012)

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