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[South Dakota] Inmates gain ally in fight to use tobacco in ceremonies

The U.S. Department of Justice is siding with Native American inmates who sued the state in 2009 after they were barred from smoking tobacco in religious ceremonies at the state penitentiary.
Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader
added Jul 17, 2012 05:16
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[South Dakota] DOJ supporting inmates in ceremonial tobacco suit

The Justice Department, in a brief filed late Friday, said the state's position runs contrary to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and U.S. Supreme Court precedent. "The court should decline this invitation to determine the import
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 16, 2012 18:10
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[New York] St. Lawrence County district attorney appeals cigarette ruling

Shortly after last week's ruling that a load of untaxed cigarettes seized by state police should be returned to its owner, an appeal questioning that decision was filed. The appeal by St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole M. Duvé and Assistant Di
Watertown (NY) Daily Times
added Jul 2, 2012 11:59
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[New York] NY holding on to seized Indian cigarettes

New York officials are holding on to a truckload of untaxed Indian-made cigarettes they seized, challenging the recent order of a state judge who said the state had to give them back.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 2, 2012 11:54
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[New York] KADER: Decision in Favor of Winnebago Tribe Was Overdue

resulted in the order to the New York state troopers to return all seized tobacco products back to the rightful owners. Namely, HCI Distributors, Inc, owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
Indian Country Today
added Jun 30, 2012 05:41
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[New York] State judge says police have no right to seize native cigarettes bound for out of state

Judge says products meant for out-of-state sales aren't taxable
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Jun 30, 2012 06:05
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[Canada] Manitoba Government and Smoke Shacks

The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) commends the Manitoba government for taking proactive steps to shut down aboriginal smoke shops operating within the province
First Perspective (ca)
added Jun 15, 2012 13:36
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[Nebraska, New York] Does the Shadow of Big Tobacco Loom Behind the Recent Seizure of Mohawk Cigarettes?

“The sale and distribution of Native American brands to nontribal members are fully within the State’s power to tax, regulate and enforce,” Altria declared in its white paper. “There is no immunity for sales of Native American cigarettes to non-Indians o
Indian Country Today
added Jun 1, 2012 10:14
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[New York] EDITORIAL: Taxing questions about Indian cigarette sales

I suspect there is no good answer. You can't tax them when they leave the reservation and untax them when they reach Indian land where they will be sold. It's a mess. A mess created by our governor.
Watertown (NY) Daily Times
added May 22, 2012 15:14
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[Canada] Officer Biron still chasing cigarette smugglers

[Cornwall, Ont] Standard Freeholder (ca)
added May 13, 2012 20:44
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