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Supreme Court requests DOJ brief in tribal court jurisdiction case
Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
today asked for the views of the
Department of Justice
Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction
, a tribal court jurisdiction case.
of Florida won a $1.65 million judgment against
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
, a non-Indian company. The
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
, however, said the federal courts couldn't enforce the award.
The tribe appealed and, in an unusual development, Kraus-Anderson filed a brief in support of the tribe. But the justices, in an
, said they want to hear from the federal government before moving forward.
notes this is the fourth time that the court has asked for DOJ's views in a recent Indian law case.
11th Circuit Decision:
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians v. Kraus-Anderson Company
(May 28, 2010)
11th Circuit blocks Miccosukee Tribe from collecting award
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