10th Circuit: Immunity Shields Government From Massacre Reparations Claims

Mealey's (December 24, 2015, 10:55 AM EST) -- DENVER — Four Native Americans cannot pursue claims seeking reparation from the U.S. government for the slaying of unarmed Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians, including women and children, at the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado because the government has not waived its sovereign immunity, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Dec. 22 (Homer Flute, et al. v. The United States of America, et al., No. 14-1405, 10th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 22436).

(Opinion available. Document #96-160115-008Z.)

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