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Court rules on tribal police authority


Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a tribal police officer has authority to detain temporarily and to search non-Indian persons traveling on public rights-of-way running through a reservation for potential violations of state or federal law.

Attorney Trent Shores joins us to break this down. A member of the Choctaw Nation, he’s at GableGotwals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He served 18 years in the Department of Justice, under four presidents and seven U.S. attorney generals. He chaired the Native American Issues Subcommittee to the Attorney General’s Advisory Council. He recently left the Northern District of Oklahoma as attorney general.


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