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New Jersey Tribe’s Bid For Official State Recognition Survives Dismissal Motion

Mealey's (October 31, 2016, 11:45 AM EDT) -- CAMDEN, N.J. — A Native American tribe in New Jersey can go forward with its claims that the state attorney general is violating the tribe’s constitutional rights by repudiating state recognition of the tribe based on the racial stereotype that the only reason the tribe seeks recognition is to open a casino, a federal judge ruled Oct. 27 (Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation v. Robert Lougy, No. 15-5645, D. N.J.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148919).

(Opinion available.  Document #96-161111-017Z.)

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