Tag Archives: Second Circuit

2nd Circuit Affirms Oneida Fee into Trust Judgment

Here are the materials in the matter of Upstate Citizens for Equality v. United States of America, 15-cv-01688 (Nov. 9, 2016): Doc. 100 Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants Town of Vernon, New York, Town of Verona, Abraham Acee and Arthur Strife Doc. 101 … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Rejects Section 1983 Claim against Foxwoods/Pequot

Here is the summary order in Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Commission: sun-v-mashantucket-pequot-gaming-commission Briefs here. Lower court materials here.

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Second Circuit Briefs in Challenge to New York Oneida Trust Land Acquisition

Here are the briefs in Central New York Fair Business Assn. v. Jewell: Appellant Brief Federal Brief Oneida Brief Reply Brief Lower court materials here.

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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Federal Court Challenge to Onondaga Nation’s ICWA Jurisdiction

Here are the materials in Pitre v. Shenandoah: Pitre2ndCir2-18-16 Appellant Brief Onondaga Brief Onondaga County Brief Oswego County Brief Reply Brief

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Second Circuit Materials in Sun v. Mashantucket

Here are the briefs in Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise: Sun Opening Brief Pequot Answer Brief Robinson Answer Brief Reply TK Lower court materials here.

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Second Circuit Decides Cayuga Nation v. Tanner

Here is the opinion. An excerpt: Plaintiffs‐Appellants, the Cayuga Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe, and individual officers, employees, and representatives of the Cayuga Nation, filed this action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Shinnecock Land Claims

Here are the materials in Shinnecock Indian Nation v. State of New York: New York Brief Shinnecock Opening Brief Shinnecock Reply Shinnecock v NY Opinion

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Second Circuit Rules in Favor of Seneca Nation in Gaming Dispute

Here is the opinion in Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County v. Chaudhuri: CACGEC Opinion The court’s syllabus: The plaintiffs, organizations and individuals who oppose the operation of a casino on land owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians in Buffalo, … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Rejects Jay Treaty Statute Defense to Criminal Prosecution

Here are the materials in United States v. Malachowski: Appellant Brief Appellee Brief CA2 Order An excerpt: Malachowski invokes 8 U.S.C. § 1359, which allows American Indians born in Canada to freely cross the borders of the United States, and contends that … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Briefs in Cayuga Nation v. Tanner

Here: Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Lower court materials here and here.

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