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Upstate Citizens for Equality v. US, 15-1688

In an Indian law action, challenging the federal government's taking of 13,000 acres of Oneida Indian Nation land into trust under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants is affirmed where: 1) the federal government's plenary power over Indian affairs extends to taking historic reservation land into trust for a tribe; and 2) the Oneida Nation is eligible as a 'tribe' within the meaning of 25 U.S.C. sections 465 and 2201(1) for land to be taken into trust on its behalf.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/11/09

Judges

  • CARNEY

Court

  • United States Second Circuit

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