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Court Says States Can Try Some Tribal Crimes; Critics Call It a ‘Disaster’

Republished from Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, a ruling that critics called a “disaster” for tribal sovereignty and an “act of conquest.” The court’s 5-4 ruling reverses “200 years of well-settled law” during which only tribal and federal courts […]