Reassessing Concurrent Tribal-State-Federal Criminal Jurisdiction in Kansas
42 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2014
Date Written: 2011
This Article questions the continued viability of the Kansas Act federal legislation, which extended Indian country criminal jurisdiction to the state of Kansas, while leaving unimpaired preexisting tribal and federal jurisdiction over the same offenses. This Article concludes with recommendations for legislative reform and the consideration of intergovernmental agreements with an eye toward providing a solution that respects modern policies of tribal self-determination, protects the financial resources and judicial economy of state and tribal courts, and protects the rights of defendants who may be subject to multiple prosecutions for the same offense.
Keywords: Kansas, Federal Indian law
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