Former Tribal Leader Denied Review Of Sexual Assault Conviction

Mealey's (October 4, 2016, 9:32 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sexual assault conviction of a former official for a Michigan Indian tribe will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 declined to review a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals finding that the tribe had jurisdiction to prosecute the case (Norbert Kelsey v. Daniel T. Bailey, Chief Judge of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court, No. 16-5120, U.S. Sup.).

Inherent Sovereign Authority

Norbert Kelsey, a former member of the Tribal Council for the Little River Band of...
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