United States v. Southern Ute Indians
402 U.S. 159 (1971)

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United States v. Southern Ute Indians, 402 U.S. 159 (1971)

United States v. Southern Ute Tribe or Band of Indians

No. 515

Argued March 1, 1971

Decided April 26, 1971

402 U.S. 159

Syllabus

Respondent's claims for compensation and accounting are barred by res judicata, since they relate to land "formerly owned or claimed by [the Confederated Bands of Utes] in western Colorado, ceded to [the United States] by the Act of June 15, 1880," and thus were subject to a final settlement reduced to a consent judgment, to which respondent was a party, made in 1950. Pp. 402 U. S. 161-174.

191 Ct.Cl. 1, 423 F.2d 34, reversed.

BRENNAN, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and BLACK, HARLAN, STEWART, WHITE, MARSHALL, and BLACKMUN, JJ., joined. DOUGLAS J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 402 U. S. 174.

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