Category Archives: Criminal

Federal Court Refuses to Shorten Sentence of Indian Convicted of Assaulting Tribal/Federal Officer

Here are the materials in United States v. Thunder Shield (D.S.D.): 45 Motion for Clarification 46 Motion for Mandamus or Habeas Relief 48 US Response 51 Reply 52 DCt Order

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GTB Press Release: “Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Implements Authority to Prosecute All Persons, Including Non-Indians, for Domestic Violence”

Here: Peshawbestown, MI – During a legislative session today, the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) enacted amendments to the Domestic Violence Ordinance authorizing tribal police and justice officials to investigate and prosecute … Continue reading

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Prosecutor position open at Muckleshoot

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, located in the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area, is looking for a tribal prosecutor to prosecute criminal, civil, and dependency cases. Salary and benefits package is competitive. More information available here. For more information, contact Rob Otsea … Continue reading

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Minnesota COA Holds Red Lake Ojibwe Convictions Not Eligible for Interjurisdictional Jail Credit

Here is the opinion in State v. Roy: state-v-roy.pdf

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The Atlantic on the Challenge to the Dual Sovereignty Exception

Here is “A Supreme Court Case Could Liberate Trump to Pardon His Associates.”

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Federal Court Grants Habeas Relief to State Prisoner for Crime Committed on Indian Lands [Public Law 280]

Here are the materials in Berry v. Baca (D. Nev.): 1-1 Habeas Petition 7 Nevada Motion to Dismiss 10 DCT Order Granting Motion 13 Motion for Relief from Judgment 18 Nevada Response 22 Reply 23 DCT Order Granting Petition

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US Sentencing Commission Seeking Member for Tribal Issues Advisory Group

The notice can be found at:  https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-19/pdf/2018-20311.pdf

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California COA Allows Most State Law Claims against Indian Smokeshop under PL 280

Here is the opinion in People ex rel. Beccera v. Huber: A144214

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TeenVogue: “The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Expires September 30, Leaving Indigenous Women Especially Vulnerable”

Here.

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DOJ Justice Manual — Indian Country Provisions

Earlier this week the Department of Justice replaced the US Attorneys’ Manual with the new Justice Manual. [Miigwetch to Chris Chaney for the tip.] Here: Indian Jurisdiction Indian Country—Introduction Criminal Resource Manual at 674 Investigative Jurisdiction Criminal Resource Manual at … Continue reading

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