A Federal Pathway To Enforcing Tribal Court Judgments

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Indian tribal courts can and do exercise jurisdiction over certain claims against non-Indians. They adjudicate claims against non-Indians that involve (1) tribal land; (2) consensual relationships on tribal land (or on fee lands within a reservation) between the nonmember and the tribe or its members, through commercial dealing, contracts, leases or other arrangements; or (3) conduct by the nonmember on tribal land (or on fee lands within a reservation) that threatens or has some direct effect on the political integrity, the economic security or the health or welfare of the tribe.[1]

In a number of cases, however, there is a practical...

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