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Yakama Nation, county present final arguments in court

 

August 21, 2019



The legal news website Law360 reported last Monday that the Yakama Nation and Klickitat County completed their final arguments to a federal judge.

The litigation is over which entity has final jurisdiction over tribal members on disputed lands. It was instigated by a Yakama lawsuit over an arrest and prosecution of a tribal member on Tract D in Klickitat County, a prosecution more than a year old and involved a serious crime. The tribe has argued the county had no business undertaking its actions because the event occurred on land the tribe considers within its jurisdiction.

The Law360 story stated the “Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation asserted its right to a 121,000-a...



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