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Room in federal courthouse named in honor of Elouise Cobell





A room in the new federal courthouse in Montana is named in honor of the late Elouise Cobell.

The Elouise Cobell Hall and Jury Assembly room is located in the $80 million courthouse in Billings. Judge Thomas F. Hogan, who handled the case, spoke at the dedication yesterday and called her “a remarkable woman," The BIllings Gazette reported.

Cobell was a member of the Blackfeet Nation. She filed the lawsuit in June 1996 and reached a settlement with the Obama administration in December 2009.

Cobell died on October 16, 2011. She was 65.

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New federal courthouse dedicated (The Billings Gazette 9/19)