Native American Lands and the Supreme Court

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Tribal judge and legal scholar Angela Riley (Citizen Potawatomi) spoke in the U.S. Supreme Court chamber about the history of the Supreme Court and Native American lands. The lecture was one in a series hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society on the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and property rights‚ Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg introduced Professor Riley...

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Riley, Angela. "Native American Lands and the Supreme Court." Supreme Court Historical Society on the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and property rights, Supreme Court Historical Society. Washington, DC. Nov 14, 2012. Presentation. (, accessed May 24, 2024) 

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