4 Issues Tribal Advocates Want The Supreme Court To Avoid

By Andrew Westney (July 29, 2016, 4:11 PM EDT) -- Although the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent term was in many ways a successful one for tribes, the narrowness of the court's pro-tribal decisions and a near-miss in a risky test for tribal jurisdiction has Native American law practitioners on edge about what the high court might take up next.

The high court's 4-4 tie in a closely watched battle between the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and Dollar General means the discount retailer will have to face a $2.5 million tort lawsuit in a Mississippi tribal court, but that deadlock will encourage further challenges to tribal court authority, attorneys say....

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