Domestic Assault Defendant Says High Court Should Affirm Predicate Offense Ruling
(April 5, 2016, 2:10 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court should affirm a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals holding that using tribal court convictions for which a criminal defendant did not have an attorney to establish an element of a domestic violence offense in a subsequent federal prosecution is constitutionally impermissible, the defendant says in a March 7 response brief (United States of America v. Michael Bryant, Jr., No. 15-420, U.S. Sup.; 2016 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 1127).