Legal Alert - Supreme Court to Review Tribal Jurisdiction Case that Could Impact Doing Business in Indian Country


by Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier and Anthony J. Carucci

In its next term, the United States Supreme Court will hear its first case addressing the limits of tribal jurisdiction in seven years, having granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to Dolgencorp and its parent company, Dollar General Corporation (collectively, “Dolgencorp”), in Dollar Gen. Corp. v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The Supreme Court will review whether tribal courts have jurisdiction to adjudicate civil tort claims against nonmembers, including as a means of regulating the conduct of nonmembers who enter into consensual relationships with a tribe or its members.

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