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U.S. Supreme Court to Seminole Tribe: Pay your utility tax

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The U.S. Supreme Court has effectively decided that the Seminole Tribe of Florida has to pay its utility tax—just like everybody else. The court on Monday, without comment, decided not to consider an appeal of a case in which the tribe contested having to pay tax on its electric and other utility bills. That lets stand an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against the tribe. The Seminoles said having to pay such tax violated their tribal sovereignty. The…

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