The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 May 2005

A window closes

Last fall, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit by surviving victims of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, citing the statute of limitations. The plaintiffs had argued that the countdown should begin with the release of the report of the State Commission which investigated the riot, which was published on 28 February 2001, four days less than two years before the suit was filed.

Today the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the 10th Circuit's decision, effectively putting an end to the suit.

Posted at 1:24 PM to Soonerland