US SUPREME COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS DOLLAR GENERAL CASE

As hundreds of Native people protested on the front steps of the United States Supreme Court, oral arguments were heard in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians(MBCI), which is arguably one of the most important Indian law cases to go before the high court in half a century.

The company is asking the Court to annul all civil jurisdiction over non-Indians on Indian lands, which has drawn outrage from tribes across the nation who spent decades and billions building their judicial systems and legal codes to address the jurisdictional “black holes” on Indian lands. Native women’s groups, including the National Indian Women’s Resource Center, have protested the case, who say that by removing all jurisdiction over non-Indians will give perpetrators and corporate bad actors an exemption for the crimes they commit on Indian lands.


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