2nd Circuit: Tribe’s Land-Taking Suit Against New York Barred By Laches

Mealey's (October 28, 2015, 12:42 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A federal court correctly dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Shinnecock Indian Nation alleging that the State of New York illegally took thousands of acres of Indian land more than 150 years ago for the Town of Southampton, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 27 (Shinnecock Indian Nation v. State of New York, et al., Nos. 14‐4445, 14‐4447, 2nd Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 18679).

(Summary order available. Document #96-151106-011R.)

Conveyed Land

In 2005, the Shinnecock Indian Nation sued the...
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