Supreme Court refuses Cayuga Nation tobacco taxation case
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Two New York counties that have been fighting the Cayuga Nation over tobacco taxes got more bad news from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.
Cayuga County and Seneca County raided two tribal smokeshops in November 2008. The state's highest court ruled that the county's lacked jurisdiction on reservation land.
The counties asked the Supreme Court to hear the case but the justices, without comment, refused their petition. But Cayuga County is still pursuing criminal charges against the tribe despite the numerous losses in court.
The case declined by the Supreme Court is Gould v. Cayuga Indian Nation of New York.
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