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U.S. justices hostile to tribal court authority in molestation case - Democratic Underground

10.12.15

U.S. justices hostile to tribal court authority in molestation case - Democratic Underground: The nine-justice court heard a one-hour oral argument in an appeal brought by Dollar General, which argued that the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' tribal court should not be permitted to hear the case. The lawsuit should have been filed in state court because it involved a non-tribe member, the company contended.

If Dollar General wins, the jurisdiction of tribal courts across the United States would be mostly limited to disputes between tribe members.


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