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The Interior Improvement Act -Land in Trust Legislation

On July 29, 2015, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced S. 1879, the Interior Improvement Act. The bill is essentially a legislative fix to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, 555 U.S. 379 (2009). Carcieri held that the term “now under federal jurisdiction” in the Indian Reorganization Act (“IRA”) constrained the ability of...
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