Eastern Pequot appeal period closes
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The official period to challenge the recent federal recognition of the historic Eastern Pequot Tribe of Connecticut ended on Monday.

The state of Connecticut, through attorney general Richard Blumenthal and five towns, is challenging Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb's decision. Gov. John G. Rowland (R) also supports the appeal.

Ten other towns have filed an "amicus" or friend of the court brief with the Interior Board of Indian Appeals.

Get the Story:
Three towns appeal Pequot recognition (The Norwich Bulletin 10/1)
Towns' recognition fight found appealing (The New London Day 10/1)

Relevant Documents:
Appeal by state of Connecticut (9/26) | Press Release: Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (9/26)

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