Supreme Court won't hear tribal immunity case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an case involving the sovereign immunity of the Blue Lake Rancheria of California.

Rita Carls dued the tribe over a building defect that led to a mold infestation in her home. The builder of the home was owned by the tribe's housing authority.

The state courts dismissed the case due to the tribe's sovereign immunity.The Pacific Legal Foundation, a group that has challenged tribal authority over non-Indians, represented Carls in her appeal to the high court, which rejected the case without comment.

The case is Carls v. Blue Lake Housing Authority, No. 07-1037.

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