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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Failure to Object to Lack of Factual Basis

Defendant appealed the denial of his motion alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to launder money. Although the magistrate questioned the factual basis for defendant’s plea to the money-laundering charge, the district ...

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Domestic Relations: Child Custody-Tribal Court Jurisdiction-Non-Native American Parent

Plaintiffs filed suit against the Department of Human Services, the local county and two tribal courts, contesting the tribal court’s jurisdiction over plaintiff Kimberly Watso’s child-custody proceedings for her children. Although Watso was not Native American, her children were through ...

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