U.S. Circuit Court Rules in Favor of the Seneca Nation in Case Against State of New York
January 30, 2023
he Seneca Nation of Indians won a significant victory over the State of New York in federal Court on Thursday.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of Seneca Nation when it rejected the State of New York's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Tribe in 2018. The lawsuit alleged ongoing violations of federal law related to the continued occupation of the New York State Thruway on the Nation's Cattaraugus Territory.
At issue is a three-mile stretch of highway on I-90 that goes through the Seneca Reservation, which is about 30 miles south of Buffalo, New York.