Denezpi v. United States Background Materials

Merits Stage Materials

Cert Stage Materials

Cert Petition

Appendix

United States’ Brief in Opposition

Tenth Circuit Materials

United States v Denezpi Tenth Circuit Opinion

Denezpi Opening Brief

US Answer Brief

Reply Brief

District Court Materials

1 Indictment

1-1 Criminal Information Sheet

14 DCT Detention Order

29 Denezpi Motion to Dismiss

29-1 CFR Pleadings

30 US Response

31 Reply

31-1 CFR Court Forms

32 DCT Order Denying Motion to Dismiss on Double Jeopardy Grounds

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