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Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. McMahon

In which the Ninth Circuit reminds us that land can be deemed Indian country regardless of who holds title to it. So, after digging through 166 years of history, we learn that a one-square-mile plot of land known as Section 36 is within the Chemehuevi Reservation and thus San Bernardino, Calif. police cannot enforce California’s traffic laws against tribal members in it.


Tags: 2019, Civil Rights, Ninth Circuit, Police

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