Tag Archives: VAWA tribal jurisdiction provisions

OVW & NIJ are seeking nominations for the VAWA 904 Research Task Force

Here: 904_task_force_nomination_letter

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“First Non-Indian Jury Trial Conviction In Indian Country Prosecuted At Tucson, Arizona’s Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court”

Here. An excerpt: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe recognizes that its strength is family, and that the safety of victims of domestic violence must be ensured by immediate intervention. The protection of victim and defendant rights and due process are also … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Federal Restrictions on Tribal Customary Law

Concetta Tsosie de Haro has posted “Federal Restrictions on Tribal Customary Law: The Importance of Tribal Customary Law in Tribal Courts.” The paper was published in the Tribal Law Journal. Here is the abstract: This article examines the adverse effects of federal … Continue reading

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Penn. Law Review Note on the Constitutionality of VAWA’s Tribal Jurisdiction Provisions

Here is “Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction For Indian Tribes: Inherent Tribal Sovereignty Versus Defendants’ Complete Constitutional Rights.” The abstract: Special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction for Indian tribes took effect nationally on March 7, 2015, and it was a historic … Continue reading

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Two New Indian Law Articles in the Federal Lawyer

Here: Tribes, Same-Sex Marriage, and Obergefell v. Hodges: Tweedy on Same Sex Marriage Implementing VAWA 2013: Leonhard on Implementing VAWA

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NPR: “Tribal Justice: Prosecuting non-Natives for sexual assault on reservations”

Here.

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President Obama Officially Signs Law Repealing Alaska Exemption from VAWA Tribal Jurisdiction Provisions

Here is S. 1474.

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe Guide to Implementing VAWA’s Tribal Jurisdictional Provisions

Amazing work! Practical Guide to Implementing VAWA TLOA letter revision 3 Practical Guide VAWA CLE final version VAWA CLE v2 Many thanks for Fred Urbina for sending this around.

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Sen. Begish Asks Gov. Parnell to Change Position on Tribal Jurisdiction

Here: Begich letter Gov Parnell 3 25 14 And press release: Begich Wants Parnell to Change Stance on Village Public Safety Issues, Violence Against Women Act “We’ve suffered these problems long enough.” In a letter sent yesterday, U.S. Senator Mark … Continue reading

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Harvard Law Review Profile of the VAWA Tribal Jurisdiction Provisions

The Harvard Law Review has published “Congress Recognizes and Affirms Tribal Courts’ Special Domestic Violence Jurisdiction over Non-Indian Defendants. — The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Pub. L. No. 113-4, tit. IX, 127 Stat. 54, 118–26 (to be … Continue reading

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