Judge blocks New York from imposing tobacco taxes on all tribes
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of New York from imposing its tobacco tax on the reservation.

Judge Lawrence Kahn's ruling, which came in a lawsuit filed by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, applies to all Indian retailers. Previously, only the Seneca Nation and the Cayuga Nation had secured temporary restraining orders against the state.

The ruling also impacts a state court decision that would have allowed the state to proceed with the tax.

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Judge temporarily blocks NY from taxing Indian cigarette sales (The Syracuse Post-Standard 9/17)