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Native Women Rally As U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Tribal Jurisdiction in Supreme Court Case


WASHINGTON — On December 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon EST, hundreds of supporters will rally on the steps of the United States Supreme Court as oral arguments begin in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a case that threatens the safety of Native women and children nationwide.

After lower federal courts upheld tribal sovereignty, Dollar General asked the Supreme Court to declare that Indian Tribes have no civil jurisdiction over non-Indian defendants, even when they are accused of sexually assaulting Native women and children on tribal lands.


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