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Sunday, September 11, 2005


John Roberts could signal bad times for Indian Country

Native American journalists have noted that John Roberts probably knows more about laws affecting the sovereignty of American Indian tribes than any other jurist practicing today. His briefs have shaped Supreme Court decisions about Indian affairs. They have displeased the tribes.

Indian Country will keep a careful eye on the confirmation hearings to see if he is questioned about his attitudes toward Native American issues.

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