Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Supreme Court Grants Hearing in United States v. Bryant

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court granted a hearing in United States v. Bryant, a case involving Indian rights in criminal cases that will decide whether prior misdemeanor convictions in domestic violence cases made without legal counsel can be used in federal court. By using tribal court convictions to determine eligibility for “Habitual Offender” status under federal law, the case could be a crucial test for tribes and law enforcement in prosecuting and preventing the high rates of domestic violence on Indian lands.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/12/15/scotus-grants-hearing-united-states-v-bryant-162779

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