NEW HAVEN- Twenty months after filing an appeal of the BIA’s unprecedented decision to strip the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of its federal acknowledgement, the tribe has filed a motion for summary judgment – a massive document in support of its claim that the loss of its federal status resulted from unlawful political influence by powerful politicians and a White House-connected lobbyist, who violated federal laws, agency regulations, congressional ethics rules and court orders in trampling the tribes’ due process rights.

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