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Cayuga Nation, county reach deal on inspections


The Cayuga Nation and Seneca County, New York, have reached an agreement to allow inspections of the tribe's gas stations.

The agreement allows testing of the gas pumps at the LakeSide Trading gas station. It preserves the tribe's sovereignty claim to the land.

The county moved to inspect the station in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that said tribes cannot "unilaterally" assert sovereignty to land that has been out of their possession without going through the land-into-trust process. The Cayuga Nation has asked for its properties to be taken into trust.

Get the Story:
Cayugas, Seneca County find accord on pump inspections (The Syracuse Post-Standard 5/12)

Oneida Nation Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Ginsburg] | Concurrence [Souter] | Dissent [Stevens]

Decision in Oneida Indian Nation v. City of Sherrill:
Majority Opinion | Van Graafeiland Dissent

Decision in Cayuga Indian Nation v. Village of Union Springs:
Decision | Order (April 23, 2004)

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