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Tribal Law and Order Act at a glance

 


The Tribal Law and Order Act, signed by President Barack Obama last summer, seeks to give tribes greater authority and additional resources to combat reservation crime. Key provisions:

— U.S. attorneys who decline to prosecute Indian Country cases must notify tribal justice officials, coordinate with them on the investigation's status and share evidence so the case can be pursued in tribal court. Federal prosecutors must maintain records of declined cases.





 

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