ABSTRACT

Double Jeopardy, Dual Sovereignty, and Enforcement of Tribal Laws [June 16, 2022]   [open pdf - 712KB]

From the Document: "On June 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision upheld [hyperlink] the federal prosecution of a man who had already been convicted of, and punished for, a lesser-included offense by a Court of Indian Offenses. Merle Denezpi argued that the U.S. Constitution's Double Jeopardy Clause should bar the second prosecution, but the Supreme Court disagreed, holding that the second prosecution was for a separate offense and thus not constitutionally barred."

Report Number:
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10763
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Date:
2022-06-16
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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