Tribal Law and Order Act Passes

Congress finally passed the Tribal Law and Order Act and it awaits Obama's signature.  The full text to the Act is here.  The big news is that tribal court sentencing powers are increased to three years and/or $15,000 in some instances and that there are new provisions for accountability when a US attorney declines to prosecute an Indian Country criminal matter.

Posted on July 21, 2010 and filed under Federal Courts, Sovereignty, State or Federal Politics.