Wednesday, January 16, 2008

U.S. v. Lowry (9th Cir. - Jan. 16, 2008)

Here's a criminal opinion that you don't see every day. Or at least you don't see every day since the mid-1800s. It's a prosecution of Native American for trespassing on U.S. land, in which the Indian claims that she's entitled to live there because she has aboriginal title to the property. Neat, huh? Not your typical boring drug distribution or other criminal enterprise. This one's actually cool.

The result, you ask? Well, let's just say that Karen Lowry and Chief Joseph now have one more thing in common.