WSFA: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Could Have Major Impact on Poarch Band of Creek Indians in AlabamaSandra Stokes Walden
Posted by: Sandra Walden
Date: Jun 18 2012 5:58 PM
WSFA News is reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Rhode Island Ruling that could impact the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.
The article on WSFA's website states: "The High Court upheld a previous ruling in Carcieri vs. Salazar, which some believe is proof that the Poarch Creek Indians are not exempt from paying taxes. The legal battle continues."
"Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that tribes cannot take advantage of taxation exemptions if they were not recognized before the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. The Poarch Band wasn't federally recognized until 1984."
Click here to read WSFA article.