Williams v. Lee
A Question Of Jurisdiction, The Treaty Of 1868
Paul Williams, Lorena Williams
That the Supreme Court of Arizona had erred in claiming jurisdiction in a civil suit occurring on Navajo Indian reservation land.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
William W. Stevenson
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Norman M. Littell
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren, Charles Evans Whittaker
Date of Decision
12 January 1958
In favor of the appellants, reversing the Supreme Court of Arizona decision.
The decision affirmed the jurisdiction of Indian tribal courts.
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