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Former US Attorney backs review of domestic violence case


A former federal prosecutor is supporting the Obama administration's efforts to protect American Indian and Alaska Native women from repeat domestic violence offenders.

Tim Purdon served as U.S. Attorney for North Dakota when the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that tribal convictions can be used against men who repeatedly abuse Native women. But that July 2011 decision isn't benefiting victims who live in other states with large numbers of tribes.


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