740 F.2d 305 (4th Cir. 1984), 82-1671, Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina v. State of S.C.

Docket Nº:82-1671.
Citation:740 F.2d 305
Party Name:CATAWBA INDIAN TRIBE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, also known as the Catawba Nation of South Carolina, v. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Richard W. Riley, as Governor of the State of South Carolina; County of Lancaster, and its County Council consisting of Francis L. Bell as Chairman, Fred E. Plyler, Eldridge Emory, Robert L. Mobley, Barry L. Mobley, L. Eugene Huds
Case Date:August 17, 1984
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
 
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740 F.2d 305 (4th Cir. 1984)

CATAWBA INDIAN TRIBE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, also known as the

Catawba Nation of South Carolina,

v.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Richard W. Riley, as Governor of

the State of South Carolina; County of Lancaster, and its

County Council consisting of Francis L. Bell as Chairman,

Fred E. Plyler, Eldridge Emory, Robert L. Mobley, Barry L.

Mobley, L. Eugene Hudson, Lindsay Pettus; City of Rock

Hill, J. Emmett Jerome, as Mayor, and its City Council

consisting of Melford A. Wilson, Elizabeth D. Rhea, Maxine

Gill, Winston Searles, A. Douglas Echols, Frank W. Berry,

Sr.; Bowater North American Corporation; Catawba Timber

Co.; Celanese Corporation of America; Citizens and

Southern National Bank of South Carolina; Cresent Land &

Timber Corp.; Duke Power Company; Flint Realty and

Construction Company; Herald Publishing Company; Home

Federal Savings and Loan Association; Rock Hill Printing &

Finishing Company; Roddey Estates, Inc.; Southern Railway

Company; Springs Mills Inc.; J.P. Stevens & Company; Tega

Cay Associates; Wachovia Bank and Trust Company; Ashe

Brick Company; Church Heritage Village & Missionary

Fellowship; Nisbet Farms, Inc.; C.H. Albright; Ned

Albright; J.W. Anderson, Jr.; John Marshall Wilkins, II;

Jesse G. Anderson; John Wesley Anderson; David Goode

Anderson; W.B. Ardrey, Jr.; Eliza Beth Ardrey Grimball;

John W. Ardrey, Ardrey Farms; F.S. Barnes, Jr.; W. Watson

Barron; Wilson Barron; Archie B. Carroll, Jr.; Hugh

William Close; James Bradley; Francis Lay Springs;

Lillian Crandel Close; Francis Allison Close; Leroy

Springs Close; Patricia Close; William Elliot Close; Hugh

William Close, Jr.; Robert A. Fewell; W.J. Harris; Annie

F. Harris; T.W. Hutchinson; Hiram Hutchinson, Jr.; J.R.

McAlhaney; F.M. Mack, Jr.; Arnold F. Marshall; J.E.

Marshall, Jr.; C.E. Reid, Jr.; Will R. Simpson; John S.

Simpson; Robert F. Simpson; Thomas Brown Snodgrass, Jr.;

John M. Spratt; Marshal E. Walker; Hugh M. White, Jr.;

John M. Belk; Jane Nisbet Goode; R.N. Bencher; W.O.

Nisbet, III; Pauline B. Gunter; J. Max Minson; W.A.

McCorkle; Mary McCorkle; William O. Nisbet; Eugenia

Nisbet White; Mary Nisbet Purvis; E.N. Martin; Robert M.

Yoder, Appellees.

No. 82-1671.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

August 17, 1984

Argued June 4, 1984.

Don B. Miller, Boulder, Colo., and Jean H. Toal, Columbia, S.C. (Native American Rights Fund; Belser, Baker, Barwick, Ravenel, Toal & Bender, Columbia, S.C., Robert M. Jones, Rock Hill, S.C., Mike Jolly and Richard Steele, Union, S.C., on brief), for appellant.

John C. Christie, Jr., Chicago, Ill., J.D. Todd, Jr., Greenville, S.C., James D. St. Clair, Boston, Mass. (J. William Hayton, Stephen J. Landes, Lucinda O. McConathy, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, Chicago, Ill., Michael J. Giese, Gwendolyn Embler, Leatherwood, Walker, Todd & Mann, Greenville, S.C., Dan M. Byrd, Jr., Mitchell K. Byrd, Byrd & Byrd, Rock Hill, S.C., James L. Quarles, III, William F. Lee, David H. Erichsen; Hale & Dorr, Boston, Mass., T. Travis Medlock, Atty. Gen., Kenneth P. Woodington, Asst. Atty. Gen. for the State of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., on brief), for appellees.

Before WINTER, Chief Judge, WIDENER, HALL, PHILLIPS, MURNAGHAN, and SPROUSE, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge. (en banc) [*]

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PER CURIAM:

The judgment of the district court is reversed, and this case is remanded for further proceedings for reasons stated in the opinion of the panel. Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina v. South Carolina, 718 F.2d 1291 (4th Cir.1983). Judge Widener, Judge Hall, and Judge Phillips, dissenting, would affirm the judgment of dismissal for the reasons stated in Judge Hall's dissent to the panel opinion. 718 F.2d at 1301-03.

MURNAGHAN, Circuit Judge, concurring:

For the reasons so cogently expressed by Judge Butzner in his opinion for the panel majority, I agree that "the Catawba Indian Tribe Division of Assets Act of 1959 did not ratify the 1840 Treaty, extinguish the Tribe's existence, terminate the trust relationship of the Tribe with the federal government arising out of the Nonintercourse Act, or make the state statute of limitations applicable to the Tribe's claim." Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina v. State of South Carolina...

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