U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tribe’s Land Dispute Appeal

Mealey's (June 27, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by an Indian tribe seeking to reclaim thousands of acres of former tribal land in New York (Shinnecock Indian Nation v. State of New York, et al., No. 15-1215, U.S. Sup.).

‘Disruptive’ Claims

In 2005, the Shinnecock Indian Nation sued the State of New York and numerous other parties, including the Town of Southampton, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Long Island University and Long Island Railroad Co., in the...
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