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Supreme Court won't hear suit over fees on Oneida Nation land

The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

The village of Hobart has been trying to impose storm water management fees on land held in trust. A federal judge and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fees constituted an impermissible tax.

The village wasn't satisfied and asked the Supreme Court to hear the case. In an order list this morning, the justices refused, meaning the tribe's victories will stand.

The case is Village of Hobart v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.

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