Supreme Court Denies Sovereign Immunity Case

by Brad Jolly, Partner
Jan 19, 2007

The Supreme Court denied cert in Burrell v. Armijo, a 10th Circuit case involving tribal sovereign immunity. The suit was brought by non-Indians who leased land from the Santa Ana Pueblo. The lessees claimed discrimination based on their race. The 10th Circuit upheld the dismissal of the Pueblo from the suit, but remanded the case to the District Court to consider the lessees' claims against individual tribal officials.

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