Denezpi v. United States — Cert Petition re: CFR Courts as Federal Courts

Here is the petition and appendix:

Cert Petition

Appendix

Lower court materials here.

Question presented:

Is the Court of Indian Offenses of Ute Mountain Ute Agency a federal agency such that Merle Denezpi’s conviction in that court barred his subsequent prosecution in a United States District Court for a crime arising out of the same incident?

Update:

Federal Opposition Brief

Tenth Circuit Confirms Criminal Convictions in Courts of Indian Offenses are Not Federal Convictions for Double Jeopardy Purposes

Here are the materials in United States v. Denezpi:

CA10 Opinion

Denezpi Opening Brief

US Answer Brief

Reply Brief

DCT Order Denying Motion to Dismiss