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    Century-old boundary dispute brings Omaha Tribe before US Supreme Court

    by Bill Kelly, NET News March 22, 2016 - 3:00pm


    UPDATED: MARCH 22, 2016
    A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision handed a huge victory for the Omaha Tribe in its effort to tax liquor stores in the Village of Pender, Nebraska.
    But the story is not over. In a quicker than expected ruling, the justices reaffirmed the traditional reading of law, that only Congress can change the boundaries of tribal land. Justice Clarence Thomas authored the opinion. Pender businesses, backed by the Nebraska Attorney General, failed to convince the court that the tribe?s lack of presence or use of its authority for more than 100 years had, in effect, also reduced the tribe?s traditional borders...
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