Domestic Assault Law’s Use Of Tribal Court Convictions Debated In Supreme Court

Mealey's (April 19, 2016, 3:04 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A law enacted to combat domestic violence on Indian reservations does not violate the U.S. Constitution when used to prosecute offenders in federal court who have prior tribal court convictions that resulted in prison time but for which they were not represented by an attorney, Assistant to the Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar argued April 19 to the U.S. Supreme Court (United States of America v. Michael Bryant, Jr., No. 15-420, U.S. Sup.).

(Argument transcript available. Document #96-160513-016T.)

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