In United States v Cooley, the Supreme Court tackles issues of Tribal Police authority

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Mar 2021
In United States v Cooley, the Supreme Court tackles issues of Tribal Police authority
 
This morning the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in United Stares v Cooley, a case on whether a tribal police officer has authority to detain a non-member on Indian land. ASK lawyer  participated in the amicus briefing process with the Native American Rights Fund Supreme Court Project and a upcoming work on Cherokee judicial history by former Cherokee Judge J Matthew Martin was cited in the Amicus Briefs.
 
The issue in this case is: Whether the lower courts erred in suppressing evidence on the theory that a police officer of an Indian tribe lacked authority to temporarily detain and search the respondent, Joshua James Cooley, a non-Indian, on a public right-of-way within a reservation based on a potential violation of state or federal law.
 
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Updated: March 23, 2021