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Mealey's Native American Law - Man's Challenge To Tribal Membership Denial Barred By Immunity, Judge Rules

PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania man cannot litigate claims in federal court that the Cherokee Nation wrongfully denied him membership in the tribe because the tribal officials he sued are protected by the tribe's sovereign immunity, a federal judge decided Nov. 25 (Jerome Wayne Parker v. Bill John Baker, et al., No. 2:19-cv-1439, W.D. Pa., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204165).
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