In a habeas petition under the Indian Civil Rights Act, claiming that petitioners' disenrollment by members of the Pechanga Tribal Council was tantamount to an unlawful detention, denial of the petition is affirmed where the tribe did not detain petitioners within the meaning of the Act, and thus, the district court lacked subject matter jurisdiction.
Argued and Submitted April 17, 2009
Filed December 22, 2009
Opinion by Judge Smith
Dissent by Judge Wilken
John Schumacher, Law Office of John Schumacher, LLC, Riverton, WY