Tribes Can Adjudicate Civil Cases When Nonmembers Consent, High Court Told

(October 26, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court should uphold its prior decisions finding that while a Native American court’s exercise of criminal jurisdiction conflicts with the overriding sovereign interests of the United States, consent by someone who is not a member of the tribe is sufficient to avoid that conflict in a civil case, members of a Mississippi tribe who are suing a national retailer in a sexual assault case told the Supreme Court Oct. 15 (Dollar General Corp., et al. v. The Mississippi Band of...
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