DOJ brief backs tribe in Everglades cleanup suit
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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2003

The Department of Justice is backing the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida in a case before the Supreme Court.

The tribe is suing to force state water managers to comply with the Clean Water Act. The tribe doesn't want dirty water pumped into the Everglades.

The tribe won at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals but the South Florida Water Management District has asked the the Supreme Court to review the case. Before deciding to take on the dispute, the justices asked the Bush administration for its views.

The case is South Florida Water Management District v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, No. 02-626.

Get the Story:
Feds backing Miccosukees in water dispute (AP 6/1)

Get the Decision:
MICCOSUKEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF FLORIDA v. S. FLORIDA WATER MGMT. DIST., No. 00-15703 (11th Cir. February 01, 2002)

Relevant Documents:
Docket Sheet: No. 02-626

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