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Carcieri v. Kempthorne

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-526 1st Cir. Nov 3, 2008
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Feb 24, 2009 6-3 Thomas OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether the Narrangansett Tribe may receive benefits under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 if the Tribe was not federally recognized on the date of enactment, and whether the Rhode Island Indian Claims Settlement Act foreclosed the Tribe’s right to exercise sovereignty over land in the state.

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Judgment: Reversed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on February 24, 2009.

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