Land-into-trust case awaits Supreme Court action
The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a land-into-trust case during its closed-door conference on Friday.

Consideration of Michigan Gambling Opposition v. Kempthorne could mean a decision in a closely-related case is coming this week. The justices heard Carcieri v. Kempthorne in October and the ruling is likely to affect the Michigan case, according to the Turtle Talk blog.

Both cases involve a challenge to the land-into-trust provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act and whether they apply to tribes that weren't recognized as of 1934.

Briefs in MichGO v. Kempthorne:
Petition | DOJ Opposition | Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band Opposition

D.C. Circuit Decision:
MI Gambling Oppo v. Kempthorne, Dirk (April 29, 2008)

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