Tribal Sovereignty Part Of Opinion, Dissent In Supreme Court Case

Mealey's (June 9, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 9 holding that the double jeopardy clause bars Puerto Rico and the United States from successively prosecuting someone under equivalent criminal laws includes a comparison to the sovereignty of Native American tribes, which one justice cited in his dissent and which provided the only source of disagreement in another justice’s brief concurrence (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Luis Sanchez Valle, et al., No. 15-108, U.S. Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #96-160610-057Z.)

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