Judge allows lawsuit against Oneida Nation leader

A judge in New York allowed two Oneida Nation women to sue a leader of the tribe for alleged assault, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported.

Maisie Shenandoah and her daughter, Diane Schenandoah, say they were assaulted by Clint Hill, a member of Oneida Men's Council. They say they were attacked in June 2002 because they have spoken out against the tribe's leadership.

A tribal court acquitted Hill and a state judge refused to bring him to trial, citing double jeopardy. The women then filed their own lawsuit against Hill. The judge said this new case was filed in a timely manner, although he threw out three of the five charges.

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