Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ninth Circuit news

On Friday, a great panel of the Ninth Circuit (Paez, Thompson, and Nelson) issued a decision in US v. Smiskin, No. 05-30590 (May 18, 2007). Relying on the Yakama Nation's "right to travel" treaty provisions, the Court upheld the dismissal of indictments against tribal members for violations of the Federal Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act.

Here is a link to the opinion: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ca9/newopinions.nsf/EDB288C254B386D6882572DF00003A7A/$file/0530590.pdf?openelement

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