Man Challenges Definition Of ‘Indian’ In Major Crimes Act Assault Conviction

(March 29, 2016, 2:40 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An en banc Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals correctly defined “Indian” for purposes of the Indian Major Crimes Act in affirming assault and firearms convictions of a tribal member who faces a 90-year prison sentence for shooting a man at a home on the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, the U.S. government argues in a March 21 brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to deny certiorari in the case (Damien Zepeda v. United States of America, No. 15-675, U.S. Sup.; 2016 U.S. S. Ct....
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