Intersecting Laws: The Tribal Law and Order Act and the Indian Civil Rights Act

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), in partnership with the Tribal Judicial Institute at the University of North Dakota School of Law and with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is pleased to announce the release of its publication, Intersecting Laws: The Tribal Law and Order Act and the Indian Civil Rights Act. This publication explains the expanded sentencing rights of Indian tribes under the Tribal Law and Order Act and how those rights must be exercised consistent with the rights of criminal defendants protected by the Indian Civil Rights Act. In addition, Intersecting Laws explains a number of challenges that tribes should consider when imposing enhanced sentencing on criminal defendants, as well as offers solutions to overcome the challenges.