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Supreme Court weighs law aimed at domestic violence on tribal lands

 


WASHINGTON — The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to uphold a federal law aimed at people who have been convicted of repeated acts of domestic violence on Indian lands.

The case argued at the high court tests whether the law and its stiff prison terms can be used against defendants who did not have lawyers in earlier domestic violence convictions in tribal courts.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/supreme-court-weighs-law-aimed-at-domestic-violence-on-tribal-lands/

 

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