CFR Prosecutions Stem From Tribes' Authority, Justices Told

By Andrew Westney (January 19, 2022, 9:24 PM EST) -- Tribes that employ Code of Federal Regulations courts have told the U.S. Supreme Court that prosecutions in those courts express tribal authority, backing the federal government's bid to uphold a ruling that a Navajo Nation member wasn't subjected to double jeopardy after being convicted of crimes in federal court following a CFR court indictment.

The tribes, alongside Colorado and other states, former U.S. attorneys, scholars and others, filed several amicus briefs on Tuesday urging the Supreme Court to uphold a Tenth Circuit decision that Navajo Nation member Merle Denezpi wasn't subjected to double jeopardy when he was convicted in federal court...

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