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US v. LARA, 03-107

Because Congress recognizes the tribes' criminal jurisdiction over nonmember Indians, the Spirit Lake Tribe acted in its capacity as a sovereign authority when it prosecuted defendant, thus the Double Jeopardy Clause does not prohibit the Federal Government from prosecuting him for a discrete federal offense.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/19/2004
  • Published 04/19/2004



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