House committee holds hearing on Law and Order
Note: The webcast link is not working. The committee will post an archived video later.

The House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, holds a hearing this morning on H.R.1924, the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009.

The bill was introduced in April. It encourages more prosecution of crime in Indian Country, increases penalties for reservation offenders, reauthorizes key programs and establishes consistent protocols to address sexual violence.

The hearing takes place at 10am and will be webcast. The witness list follows:
Panel I
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

Panel II
Tom Perrelli, Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice

Panel III
Marcus Levings
Great Plains Area Vice-President
Native American Justice Committee

Tova Indritz
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Native American Justice Committee

Scott Burns
Executive Director
National District Attorneys Association

Barbara Creel
Associate Professor
Southwest Indian Law Clinic
University of New Mexico School of Law

Committee Notice:
Hearing on: H.R. 1924, the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009 (December 10, 2009)

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