The Trump administration’s Justice Department, despite its announced regret, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to review challenges to $380 million that third-parties are set to receive as part of a larger U.S. government settlement with Native American farmers and ranchers.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in June announced a new policy that prohibits, with a few exceptions, government attorneys from entering into settlement agreements that require so-called “cy pres” payments—funds that are given to persons or entities that are not direct parties to the dispute.
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