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Intergalactic Foreign Trade

The Fifth Circuit dismissed as frivolous a lawyer’s claims brought on behalf of the “Atakapa Indian de Creole Nation” that Louisiana and the federal government have “monopolized ‘intergalactic foreign trade.’” A lower court dismissed the claims based on sovereign immunity but the circuit court ruled it "need not go that far" to resolve the appeal.

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit dismissed as frivolous a lawyer’s claims brought on behalf of the Atakapa Indian de Creole Nation that Louisiana and the federal government have “monopolized ‘intergalactic foreign trade.’” A lower court dismissed the claims based on sovereign immunity but the circuit court ruled it "need not go that far" to resolve the appeal.

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