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Criminal Justice In Indian Country, M. Alexander Pearl Jan 2014

Criminal Justice In Indian Country, M. Alexander Pearl

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This Article examines the role played by different enacted legislation on California’s Indian tribes criminal justice system. For centuries, tribal governments were the only entities with criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country. In 1883, the Supreme Court in Ex parte Kan-Gi-Shun-Ka (Ex parte Crow Dog) confirmed that a crime committed by an Indian against another Indian did not give rise to federal jurisdiction. In response, Congress passed the Major Crimes Act, granting federal authorities the power to investigate, enforce, and prosecute certain crimes occurring in Indian Country. The federal statutes creating federal jurisdiction did not preclude tribal jurisdiction, but states …


Indian Law: Dangerous Gamble: Child Support, Casino Dividends, And The Fate Of The Indian Family, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug Jan 2010

Indian Law: Dangerous Gamble: Child Support, Casino Dividends, And The Fate Of The Indian Family, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug

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Gone But Not Forgotten: The Strange Afterlife Of The Jay Treaty's Indian Free Passage Right, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug Apr 2008

Gone But Not Forgotten: The Strange Afterlife Of The Jay Treaty's Indian Free Passage Right, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug

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