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SDDS, Inc. v. South Dakota

The court affirms a district court order denying sovereign immunity to South Dakota and awarding attorneys fees to a multistate solid waste disposal corporation that had challenged two state ballot initiatives regarding operation of a...

Yankton Sioux Tribe v. Gaffey

The court holds that the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota does not have tribal jurisdiction over reservation lands that fell out of U.S. government trust and eventually passed to non-Native Americans. An 1894 Act of Congress ceded...

In re SDDS, Inc.

The court directs a district court to enjoin South Dakota state officials from relitigating in state court issues that the federal circuit court has already decided concerning the permitting of a solid waste disposal facility. In ...

SDDS, Inc. v. South Dakota

The court holds that a South Dakota referendum that voided a state law approving construction and operation of a large-scale municipal solid waste disposal facility violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. According to...

SDDS, Inc. v. South Dakota

The court holds that a state referendum that nullified a statute approving the construction and operation of a municipal solid waste facility did not violate the Equal Protection Clause, Commerce Clause, or Due Process Clause of the U.S...