Because the Narragansett Tribe was not under federal jurisdiction in 1934, when the Indian Reorganization Act was enacted, the government does not have the authority to take a disputed parcel of land into trust.
U.S. SUPREME COURT
Carcieri, Governor of Rhode Island, et al. v. Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, et al.
New Jersey Law Journal
February 24, 2009
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