House Passes Bill Expanding Tribal Jurisdiction Over Crimes
Law360, Washington (April 4, 2019, 5:43 PM EDT) -- The House of Representatives passed a measure Thursday that would expand tribal jurisdiction over nontribal members who commit crimes other than domestic violence on tribal land under a new Violence Against Women Act.
The provisions, which expand tribes' ability to prosecute offenders for stalking, sexual violence, assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer and obstructing justice on tribal lands, passed 263-158 as part of a broader Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. While Democrats and a handful of Republicans have backed the latest version, provisions on guns, LGBT rights and more have sparked controversy that gives the measure an uphill climb in the...
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