October 5, 2010

Tribal Court's Authority Confirmed by U.S. Supreme Court

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the State's appeal in the case of Hogan v. Kaltag Tribal Council, thus effectively ending the case and clearly reinforcing the rule that tribal courts have authority to initiate and fully adjudicate children's cases.

See NARF's press release on this case.

See also case information at the National Indian Law Library's Supreme Court Bulletin.