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Federal Judge Rejects Ute Indian Tribe's Request

Published on June 25, 2013 at 10:16AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) — A federal judge has rejected a request by the Ute Indian Tribe to stop planned prosecutions of several tribal members who are being charged in Utah state court. The crux of the matter lies in where exactly tribal jurisdiction ends and state jurisdiction begins. “The Salt Lake Tribune” says the Ute Tribe tried to argue it will face “irreparable harm” should the state prosecute the defendants before a U.S. District Court judge has an opportunity to rule.