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Civil Rights: Tribal Defendant-Sovereign Immunity

  Where a plaintiff sued a Sioux tribe claiming his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested and detained while traveling on a federal highway on a reservation, the district court properly dismissed the claims against the tribe and against individual tribal officers acting in their official capacity because the claims were barred by sovereign ...

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