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[Nebraska] Judge denies order in Native inmates' lawsuit against prison officials

In 1972, Native American inmates filed a federal lawsuit that resulted in a 1974 agreement under which prison officials agreed to allow the inmates access to medicine men and ceremonial tobacco and to hold religious ceremonies, among other things.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Sep 23, 2012 18:52
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[Oklahoma] State, Muscogee (Creek) Nation sign tobacco compact

Governor Mary Fallin and Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger Friday signed a tobacco compact between the state of Oklahoma and the Creek Nation.
Ardmore (OK) Daily Ardmoreite
added Aug 27, 2012 23:30
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Oklahoma, Creek Nation sign tobacco compact

The agreement settles a lawsuit over the practice of Creek Nation tribal stores in Oklahoma erroneously selling cigarettes with a cheaper tax stamp.
The Oklahoman
added Aug 25, 2012 12:04
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[Oklahoma] State, Muscogee (Creek) Nation sign tobacco compact

Gov. Mary Fallin and Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger on Friday signed a tobacco compact between the state of Oklahoma and the Creek Nation
Edmond (OK) Sun
added Aug 25, 2012 13:33
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[New York] Tobacco Companies Broke Law by Selling Untaxed Cigarettes, Judge Rules

The judgment, which could cost the wholesalers up to $15 million in penalties, was the latest victory in a battle that the city and state have waged for years to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian-owned businesses to non-Indians.
New York Times
added Aug 24, 2012 01:14
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[New York] Tobacco Companies Broke Law by Selling Untaxed Cigarettes, Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled last week that two tobacco wholesalers illegally skirted paying millions of dollars in taxes by selling truckloads of untaxed cigarettes to retailers on an American Indian reservation on Long Island, which then resold them in the ci
New York Times
added Aug 23, 2012 14:07
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New York City wins ruling over untaxed cigarettes

The lawsuit claimed that they violated the ContrTwo tobacco wholesalers are on the hook for failing to prepay taxes on cigarettes sold to retailers on Native American reservations, a federal judge in Brooklyn has ruled.
Thomson Reuters
added Aug 23, 2012 13:56
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[Washington] Tobacco Tax Case Against Tribes Running on Fumes

Native American tribes in Washington have monopolistic control over cigarette taxes, smoke shop owners and customers argued in a 9th Circuit hearing. The Puyallup and Colville Tribes have an agreement with the state allowing the tribes to collect ta
Courthouse News
added Aug 11, 2012 15:25
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[New Zealand] Henare disputes risks of pregnant women smoking

National MP Tau Henare has disputed the risks of pregnant women smoking and has described smokers as "the new lepers".
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jul 25, 2012 23:46
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[Canada] Class-action suit filed over First Nations tobacco tax

“I hate to lead myself into doing things that aren’t profitable and I hope to be pleasantly surprised, but I’d be shocked if this turns into anything profitable,” said lawyer Tony Merchant about the class-action lawsuit filed Monday against the Saskatche
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Jul 28, 2012 06:51
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