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Cayuga Claim Back in Court Today
By Elizabeth Christensen
Manhattan – The Cayuga land claim case is heading back to court in Manhattan this morning.
The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments about the role of Seneca and Cayuga counties in the case.
The court will also decide whether 7,000 private landowners can name themselves as defendants.
Cayuga spokesman Clint Halftown calls the proceeding "another delay" in the case. He hopes the court will rule quickly so the land claim can proceed.
The Cayuga land claim was filed in 1980. The nation, which has no reservation of it's own, is seeking reparation for and land in a 64,000 acre area north of Cayuga Lake.
CLICK on the icon above to hear Clint Halftown comment on today's proceedings in Manhattan.