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VAWA Passes, Constitutional Rights Now In Hands of Tribal Courts

VAWA Passes, Constitutional Rights Now In Hands of Tribal Courts

Yesterday the House gave up any effort to pass its own version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and accepted the Senate bill, which now goes to the President for his signature. In so doing the House decided not to revise the Senate provision expanding Indian tribal court jurisdiction over non-Indians charged with certain domestic violence crimes.
Various commentators have criticized that aspect of the bill. Heritage published two blog posts (here and here) noting that this expansion violated Articles II and III of the Constitution and one arguing that the bill was unwise as a matter of policy. A recently published Brigham Young University law review article made the same point.

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Posted by on March 5, 2013. Filed under All News,Tribal Jurisdiction Issues. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.