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Western tribes have new authority over non-Indians

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Three American Indian tribes in the West soon will have the power to prosecute non-Indians for a limited set of crimes, becoming the first group of native communities to get such authority since a 1978 U.S. Supreme Court ruling forbade it. The ruling stripped tribes of any criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians on their reservations. But last year's reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act allows tribes to bring cases against non-Indians for ...

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