Cayuga Indians seek return of seized cigarettes

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A lawyer for the Cayuga Indian Nation is asking a state judge for a second time to order the return of 176,000 cartons of cigarettes seized last November during raids on the tribe's two upstate New York convenience stores. Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Fisher ruled in December that the tribe could not sell untaxed cigarettes. But his decision was overturned by a state appellate court, which said the Cayugas could resume selling tax-free cigarettes.