Seized cigarettes pit tribe against tax commission

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A federal judge has asked the Oklahoma Tax Commission not to stop Muscogee (Creek) Nation vehicles that are transporting tobacco until a judge can rule on part of a lawsuit filed against the commission by the tribe. "I hope this doesn't cause a flurry of vans filled with illegal cigarettes traveling the roads late at night, but I would ask that you stop this (until the court can rule)," U.S. District Judge Terence Kern said Wednesday while making the ruling.