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Judge: No to more limits on LI land
Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 8:19:42 PM
After barring the Shinnecock Indian Nation from building a casino on disputed land in the Hamptons, a federal judge has rebuffed a local government's request to impose further limits on the tribe's activities there.
The Shinnecocks had said Southampton Town's proposal could prevent tribal ceremonies and even the gathering of firewood on the Hampton Bays site, although the town disputed those claims.
U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bianco said Friday that the court should not become "the ultimate zoning board" in the dispute.
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