9th Circuit: Sherman Act Doesn't Preempt, Nor Does Pact Waive, Tribal Sovereignty

9th Circuit: Sherman Act Doesn't Preempt, Nor Does Pact Waive, Tribal Sovereignty

SEATTLE - Antitrust laws do not preempt and a cigarette tax collection agreement between a Native American tribe and the State of Washington does not waive the tribe's sovereign immunity, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Nov. 13, affirming a lower federal court and two native courts (Daniel T. Miller, et al. V. Chad Wright, et al.,  No. 11-35850, 9th Cir.).

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