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Supreme Court won't hear tribal jurisdiction case
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2003

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a case involving tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.

Without comment, the justices let stand a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that held the Navajo Nation tribal court system lacks jurisdiction to hear a dispute affecting a health clinic located on tribal land in Utah.

In dismissing the suit, the 10th Circuit cited the Nevada v. Hicks Supreme Court ruling against tribal sovereignty.

Get the Case:
MACARTHUR v. SAN JUAN HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICT No. 014001 - 10/07/02 (10th Cir. October 7, 2002)

Relevant Documents:
Docket Sheet: Riggs v. San Juan County | Docket Sheet: San Juan County v. Riggs | Docket Sheet: San Juan Health Services v. Riggs

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation - http://www.navajo.org

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