United States Says New Tribal Water Code Doesn’t Create Standing For Allottees
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT) -- BILLINGS, Mont. — The recent passage of a Crow tribal water code does not confer standing on a group of tribal water rights holders to get the United States to provide them with legal representation against the tribal administration, the federal government says in a May 8 notice (Crow Allottees Association, et al. v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, et al., No. 14-62, D. Mont.).
(Notice available. Document #95-150514-012X.)
In May 2014, the Crow Allottees Association and 35 individual members sued the U.S. Bureau of...