Conn. appeals dismissal of recognition case
Tuesday, October 28, 2003

The state of Connecticut and three towns are appealing their case against the federal recognition of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation.

In April, a federal judge dismissed the suit. At the time, state attorney general Richard Blumenthal downplayed the judge's action but has since asked the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the suit.

Separately, Blumenthal and the towns have asked the Department of the Interior's Board of Indian Appeals to review the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to recognize the tribe.

Get the Story:
Blumenthal, Towns Question BIA Sway On Appeals Board (The New London Day 10/28)

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