D.C. Circuit’s Split Ruling Means U.S. Can Acquire Land For Indians In Alaska

Mealey's (July 6, 2016, 2:20 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Alaska lost its bid to stop the U.S. government from taking land in the state into trust for occupation by Native American tribes when a divided District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 1 held that it lacks jurisdiction to decide the dispute because it was resolved by new regulations adopted by the Department of the Interior (DOI) during the appeal (Akiachak Native Community, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., No. 13-5360, D.C. Cir.; 2016...
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