Carcieri v. Kempthorne

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Nov 3, 2008
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
6-3
Author
Thomas
Term

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.

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

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