Senate hearing on land-into-trust set for April 2
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled a hearing on April 2 to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

The court ruled that the land-into-trust provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act only apply to tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934. Tribes want Congress to amend the law to ensure all tribes can benefit.

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the committee, said he will be meeting with tribes and tribal organizations in advance of the hearing to discuss the decision.

Supreme Court Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Thomas] | Concurrence [Breyer] | Dissent [Stevens] | Concurrence/Dissent [Souter]

Supreme Court Documents:
Oral Argument Transcript | Briefs

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