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Last updated February 16, 2010

State Has Jurisdiction Through Federal Acts Other Than Public Law 280

The Rhode Island Indian Claims Settlement Act confers state civil and criminal jurisdiction -  P.L. 95-395, § 2, 92 Stat. 813, Sept. 30, 1978, codified at 25 U.S.C. § 1701 et seq.


Case Law

Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Rhode Island, 407 F.3d 450, 463-66 (1st Cir. 2005), rehearing en banc granted, 415 F.3d 134 (1st Cir. 2005)

Thomas v. Banfield, 2002 R.I. Super. LEXIS 87 (R.I. Super. Ct. 2002)

Ninigret Dev. Corp. v. Narragansett Indian Wetuomuck Hous. Auth., 207 F.3d 21 (1st Cir. 2000)

Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Narragansett Elec. Co., 89 F.3d 908 (1st Cir. 1996)

State v. Brown, 1996 R.I. Super. LEXIS 121 (R.I. Super. Ct. 1996)

Maynard v. Narragansett Indian Tribe, 984 F.2d 14 (1st Cir. 1993)

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