U.S. Supremes unanimously reject “racist precedents” in ruling that tribal police can search and detain non-Indians who are suspected of crimes on tribal lands |

“Protecting our tribal citizens is one of the most basic services we can provide, and today every member of the Supreme Court agreed,” said Fawn Sharp, President of the National Congress of American Indians. “This 9-0 decision is one of the strongest affirmations of tribal sovereignty in a generation and helps secure Native communities.”

For too long, Sharp said, “non-Native criminals escaped justice from crimes committed on tribal lands, but today’s unanimous decision in United States v. Cooley is monumental in changing that.”

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