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Feb 15, 2012 4:14 PM by Matt Stafford

Indian tribes welcome ruling on sovereignty

DENVER (AP) - A coalition of Indian tribes is welcoming a court ruling that tribes cannot be held in contempt for commercial ventures such as personal loans offered over the Internet.

The Native American Lending Alliance says Monday's ruling by a Denver District Court judge means that tribal immunity has no territorial boundaries.

The Colorado Attorney General's office is reviewing the opinion. The tribes involved include the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Santee Sioux Nation.

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