Muskrat v United States

Muskrat v United States - Muskrat v. United States 1911 I....

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Muskrat v. United States 1911 I. Facts a. In 1902, Congress passed legislation granting public land to certain Native Americans. In 1902 and 1904, the legislation was amended to enlarge the number of Native Americans entitled to a share of the lands. The amendments also extended for a period of 25 years a prohibition on the ability of the land holders to sell, dispose of, or encumber the land. In 1907, Congress passed an act facilitating an inquiry into the constitutionality of those amendments. This act gave rise to this case. The act also assigned jurisdiction to the Court of Claims and the Supreme Court. b. None as the case was dismissed by the Supreme Court for failure to present a case or controversy. II. Legal Questions presented a. Was the jurisdiction granted by Congress in this case within the limitations of judicial power according to the Constitution? b. Are the duties assigned to the court in this matter judicial in nature? III.
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