Loc: Somewhere out there
From Finger Lakes Times today:
County Attorney Frank Fisher noted the Cayuga Indian Nation has until April 3 to file a legal brief to the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan regarding the property foreclosure case. The county would then have 10 days to submit a reply before the court schedules oral arguments in the summer or early fall.
In 2010, the county attempted to foreclose on five properties owned by the Cayugas after the tribe did not pay property taxes for three years. The tribe took the matter to court. Federal District Court Judge Charles Siragusa of Rochester ruled in the Cayugas’ favor. The county appealed to the 2nd Circuit Court.
“No matter how the 2nd Circuit rules, this case is going to the U.S. Supreme Court,” predicted Shipley, the committee chairman. “It is identical to the Madison and Oneida county case against the Oneida Indian Nation that was heard five years ago Fisher agreed.
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