Counterpoint: Promoting Tribal Self-Determination in a Post-Oliphant World: An Alternative Road Map

54 Federal Lawyer 41 (March/April 2007)

2 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2012

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Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article considers a potential congressional "fix" for the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe, 435 U.S. 191 (1978), where the Court held that Indian tribes do not have criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians. Rather than conditioning the repeal of Oliphant on making tribal courts adopt certain measures, a post-Oliphant discussion should begin with a consideration of tribal self-determination. As a result, this article posits that tribal sovereignty is an important consideration of any discussion of a congressional "fix" of the Oliphant decision.

Keywords: Indian, Native American, American Indian, tribe, sovereignty, criminal jurisdiction, Indian country, Oliphant

Suggested Citation

Kronk Warner, Elizabeth Ann, Counterpoint: Promoting Tribal Self-Determination in a Post-Oliphant World: An Alternative Road Map (2007). 54 Federal Lawyer 41 (March/April 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2167437

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