Mountain. Public service urges judges to curb authority of tribal courts

July 26, 2022

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By Andrew Westney (July 26, 2022, 7:15 p.m. EDT) – A Montana electric utility has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that the Crow Tribe Court may sue against the company for disconnecting a tribal member from electrical service, arguing that the situation did not meet an exception to the tribes’ general lack of civil authority over non-Indian entities.

A Ninth Circuit panel ruled in March that the Crow Tribe can subject Big Horn County Electric Cooperative Inc. to tribal regulations and that its court can hear claims under tribal law from senior tribal member Alden. Big Man, about cutting off his electricity during the winter. . The…

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