Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This Is Important

This is a pretty important court decision by the 9th Court of Appeals. The gist of the case is that Tribal Police, along with Immigration and the Border Patrol, had a checkpoint on Arizona SH-86 (which I've been on). When pulled into the checkpoint by Tribal Police, the plantiff declined to show his papers to the Tribal officer. Read the link, but as I read it, the Tribal officer didn't have the legal right to hold (and later arrest) the non-Tribal member. Now, why the Border Patrol or Immigration didn't just come over and ask for the drivers license remains a mystery.

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