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Supreme Court will rule on Narragansett dispute
Monday, February 25, 2008 at 4:41:52 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to resolve a dispute over the federal government's ability to take land into trust for American Indian tribes, a move that effectively removes those lands from state and local control.
American Indian rights groups fear the case involving the Narragansett Indian Tribe could undermine the status of tribal land across the country and make it difficult for tribes to expand their control over newly acquired lands. The justices will hear the case in the fall.
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