United States First Circuit

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Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Rhode Island Department of Transportation, 17-1951

Affirmed the dismissal of an Indian tribe's complaint against federal and Rhode Island agencies concerning a highway bridge reconstruction. The tribe argued, at base, that the state of Rhode Island broke a promise to give the tribe three parcels of land as mitigation for the expected negative impact on historic tribal land of an I-95 bridge replacement project. Agreeing with the district court, the First Circuit held that the tribe's claims were barred by federal sovereign immunity and lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/30

Judges

  • Kayatta

Court

  • United States First Circuit

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