Seneca Nation Seeks Federal Protection

Request for a Temporary Restraining Order to Protect Nation Interests

PR Newswire

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ — The Seneca Nation of Indians today sought federal court protection from New York State’s plans to begin taxing sales of tobacco on the Nation’s sovereign lands.

In papers filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of New York this afternoon, the Nation is asking the Court to issue an order restraining the State’s taxing scheme which is scheduled to go into effect on Sept 1.

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