Biden administration won't appeal victory in treaty rights case
December 21, 2021
The Biden administration won’t be appealing a treaty rights victory secured by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, attorneys involved in the closely-watched case said.
The Department of Justice informed the tribe and its legal counsel that it won’t dispute the ruling on Monday afternoon, the attorneys announced on social media. The action came on the last day of a deadline imposed by a federal appeals court.
“Big victory for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and all Tribes that are signatories to the Fort Laramie Treaty.” attorney Tim Purdon said in a post on social media.