Thursday, July 10, 2014

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of TX v. USA, et al

<> Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of TX v. USA, et al - 7/9/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Case No. 13-40644. The Tribe sued the Departments of Agriculture and Interior alleging violations of the Administrative Procedures Act and federal common law in issuing drilling leases and permits to third parties. The Panel affirmed the district court decision and said  the Tribe failed to allege "agency action" sufficient to meet the standards required for waiver of the Government's sovereign immunity.