Eighth Circuit Upholds Major Crimes Act Conviction

In United States v. Antelope, the Eighth Circuit dismissed the appeal of a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, who had pled guilty below. He argued on appeal that since he had also been prosecuted in tribal court, the government had violated the double jeopardy clause.

Here is the opinion.

One thought on “Eighth Circuit Upholds Major Crimes Act Conviction

  1. Craig W Elhart December 10, 2008 / 1:30 am

    This decision is poorly written focusing on the waiver of appeal and throwing in the double jeopardy this is an important issue that needed a deeper analysis Craig W Elhart

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