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• • A Test Of Tribes' Legal Immunity (Monterey Herald) 11/16/05

• • Top Court To Hear Challenge To Tribe (Hartford Courant) 11/10/05

• • State High Court to Look At Three cases Involving Tribal Sovereignty (New London Day) 11/7/05

• • Blackfeet Tribe calls for investigation (Great Falls Tribune) 11/8/05

• • Tribal courts' power is limited (Salt Lake Tribune) 11/7/05

• • Tribal land not exempt from law, court says (Des Moines Register) 10/29/05

• • Court dismisses wrongful-death claim (AP) 8/31/05

• • The Indian casino racket (WorldNetDaily.com) 8/4/05

• • Shinnecock claim sovereignty in plea to dismiss suit (Newsday) 8/1/05

• • State fights legal shield for Indian criminals (Star Tribune) 7/29/05

• • Judge decries Indian immunity in civil case (Tallahassee Democrat) 7/26/05<

• • Interests collide over Wampanoag aquaculture operation (Martha's Vineyard Times) 7/14/05

• • Appeals court agrees to rehear sovereignty case (Indianz.com) 7/11/05

• • Massachusetts tribe drops appeal in sovereignty case (Indianz.com) 7/8/05

• • Rapid City: Hog farm foes challenge agreement (Aberdeen American News) 6/29/05

• • Tribal labor law rider killed by wide margin in House (Indianz.com) 6/27/05

• • U.S. judge dismisses group's bid to restrain Morongo (The Desert Sun) 6/14/05<

• • Tribes open door to lawsuits (Press Enterprise) 6/12/05

• • Wampanoags Seek High Court Delay (Vineyard Gazette) 5/20/05

• • Tribal sovereignty must be respected, court rules (Indianz.com) 5/13/05

• • Cayugas, Seneca County find accord on pump inspections (Post-Standard) 5/12/05

• • Micmac win sovereignty case (Indian Country Today) 5/5/05

• • Judge: Trump's Lawsuits Against Eastern Pequots Can Go Forward (The New London Day) 5/3/05

• • Seneca County can check pumps (Syracuse Post-Standard) 4/29/05

• • Micmacs' case sent to federal court (Bangor Daily News) 4/15/05

• • Showdown on pumps may come this week (Post-Standard) 4/19/05

• • Micmacs' case sent to federal court (Bangor Daily News) 4/15/05

• • State's move to collect sales tax ignores treaties (Buffalo News) 3/17/05

• • Indians' lawsuit targets rancheria (Fresno Bee) 1/30/05

• • 'Sovereign' to a point, tribes have their limits (Argus Leader) 1/30/05


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