New Scholarship on Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction

Lindsey Trainor Golden (a former student of mine) has published “Embracing Tribal Sovereignty to Eliminate Criminal Jurisdiction Chaos” in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

From the article:

This Note argues that the current federal laws regarding tribal criminal jurisdiction are contrary to existing policies that recognize inherent tribal sovereignty, and that to fully restore tribal sover- eignty and reduce reservation crime rates, Congress should revise the MCA and the TLOA to comprehensively address the legal bar- riers that adversely affect tribes’ ability to prosecute crimes committed within their geographic borders.

One thought on “New Scholarship on Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction

  1. Tim Heise September 1, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    Wonderful paper on a much needed topic

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