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Supreme Court case raises questions about tribal convictions

 


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether federal felony charges can be filed against defendants who were previously convicted of multiple domestic violence counts in tribal courts that didn't provide attorneys.

The case to be heard Tuesday marks a critical test for tribal courts — particularly those without the money to hire public defenders — at a time when Congress has begun broadening their authority to prosecute violent crimes in Indian Country.

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/supreme-court-case-raises-questions-about-tribal-convictions/article_c84c33cd-c042-57f0-a761-59583534af6d.html

 

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