- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit against the state by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, which is seeking $610 million for land it says the state seized from the tribe from 1801 to 1918.

The Connecticut Law Tribune reports that Judge Thomas Moukawsher rejected the state’s argument that the Tribal Nation lacks standing to file the lawsuit because at least two other factions of the tribe claim leadership authority. The judge issued the ruling last week.

The state also asked that the lawsuit be dismissed on grounds of government immunity from such lawsuits.

Prosecutor role could put Adam Schiff on hot seat
Socialists are coming for your children
Trump issues new rule ensuring prayer in schools is protected

The Tribal Nation alleges the state took 2,000 of the 2,400 acres in the tribe’s reservation in western Connecticut and sold the land, but never compensated the tribe.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide