Supreme Court holds Congress may retroactively take property into trust for Native American tribes

A plurality of the US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday held [opinion, PDF] that Congress possesses the legislative powers to retroactively immunize the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) from suit for taking property into trust for the benefit of Native American tribes. The case arose when the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (the Gun […]

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