Crow Water Allottees Lack Standing For Legal Defense, Indian Affairs Says
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:23 PM EDT) -- BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. government on Feb. 25 asked a Montana federal court to enter judgment against water rights allottees of the Crow Native American tribe, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction and that there is no obligation by the government to provide the plaintiffs with legal representation (Crow Allottees Association, et al. v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, No. 14-62, D. Mont., Billings Div.).
(Brief available. Document #95-150312-016B.)
In May, the Crow Allottees Association and 35 individual members sued the U.S. Bureau of...