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WSLG146 – All Nine Justices?: Private Plaintiff Has Standing to Sue the United States to Divest an Indian Trust Acquisition on Aesthetic/Environmental Grounds – 9/20/2012

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Author: M. Maureen Murphy

Pages: 2

On June 18, 2012, the Supreme Court, in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, upheld the right of a private property owner to go forward with his suit seeking to divest the United States of title to a nearby parcel of Indian trust land. Mr. Patchak is asserting that the Secretary of the Interior (SOI) lacked authority to take the land into trust and that the projected use of the land for gaming will harm his interest as a neighboring landowner.

 

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