Latest Freedmen News

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on whether or not the Freedmen can sue the Cherokee Nation in federal court without the Nation’s consent. Federal District Judge Henry Kennedy previously ruled that the Nation’s sovereign immunity was waived by the Treaty of 1866 and the 13th Amendment. Hard to predict how this will go; Federal courts have been notoriously unsympathetic to tribal sovereignty.

Published in: on March 28, 2008 at 6:19 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: