No. 88-5172.

877 F.2d 1058 (1989)

Edna Emerson LITTLEWOLF, et al., Appellants, v. Manuel LUJAN, Jr., Secretary of the Interior, et al.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 30, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael D. Ratner, with whom R. Bruce Rich and Gloria C. Phares, New York City, were on the brief, for appellants.

Edward J. Passarelli, Atty., Dept. of Justice, with whom Roger J. Marzulla, Asst. Atty. Gen., and Robert L. Klarquist, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for federal appellees.

Bruce J. Terris and Kathryn A. Bleecker, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellees Becker, Clearwater, and Mahnomen Counties.

James M. Schoessler, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State of Minn., and William A. Szotkowski, St. Paul, Minn., were on the brief, for appellee State of Minn.

William T. Finley, Jr. and David F.B. Smith, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for amicus curiae American Land Title Ass'n in support of appellees, urging affirmance.

Before ROBINSON, STARR, and BUCKLEY, Circuit Judges.

Opinion for the court filed by Circuit Judge BUCKLEY.

BUCKLEY, Circuit Judge:

Appellants, members of the White Earth Band of the Chippewa Tribe, seek review of the district court's decision upholding the constitutionality of the White Earth Reservation Land Settlement Act of 1985. The Act extinguishes the Indians' claims to land illegally transferred earlier in this century, in return for payment of compensation based on the fair market value at the time of...

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