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Tribe Member Presses Justices To Hear Banishment Case

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 9:07 PM EST) -- A United Auburn Indian Community member again urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to grant her petition challenging a Ninth Circuit decision that backed the tribe’s right to banish her, arguing that the fact her banishment was temporary doesn't mean she isn't entitled to a habeas corpus review in federal court.

UAIC member Jessica Tavares had filed a petition in September asking the justices to reverse a split Ninth Circuit panel’s March 2017 ruling that her banishment from some lands on the tribe’s California reservation...
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Case Title

Jessica Tavares, Petitioner v. Gene Whitehouse, et al.


Case Number

17-429

Court

Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

September 22, 2017

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