Modern Realities of the 'Jurisdictional Maze' in Indian Country: Case Studies on Methamphetamines Use and the Pressures to Ensure Homeland Security

54 Federal Lawyer 48 (March/April 2007)

5 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2012

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Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner

University of Kansas - School of Law

Heather Thompson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Because legal jurisdction in Indian country can involve three separate actors -- the tribe, the federal government, and potentially the state government -- the laws governing which entity has authority in various situations can become confusing, amounting to a "jurisdictional maze." Problems that arise from modern developments, such as increased use of methamphetamine (meth) and the pressures of ensuring homeland security, become exacerbated when combined with the often perplexing realities of jurisdiction in Indian country. This article examines those realities in the context of both meth use and homeland security within Indian country.

Keywords: Indian, tribe, Native American, American Indian, methamphetamine, meth, homeland security, national security, jurisdiction, Indian country

Suggested Citation

Kronk Warner, Elizabeth Ann and Thompson, Heather, Modern Realities of the 'Jurisdictional Maze' in Indian Country: Case Studies on Methamphetamines Use and the Pressures to Ensure Homeland Security (2007). 54 Federal Lawyer 48 (March/April 2007) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2167430

Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner (Contact Author)

University of Kansas - School of Law ( email )

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Heather Thompson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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