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Senate Introduces Legislation to Fix Carcieri Fee-to-Trust Problem

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Senator Byron Dorgan has introduced legislation to fix the problem created by the United States Supreme Court’s February 24, 2009, opinion in Carcieri v. Salazar. In that case, the Supreme Court narrowly interpreted the Department of Interior’s authority to take land into trust for Indian tribes, and called into question the ability of tribes around the country to place land into trust and keep land in trust that had been placed there in recent years.

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