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Jeffredo v. Macarro, No. 08-55037

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.

Read Jeffredo v. Macarro, No. 08-55037

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted April 17, 2009

Filed December 22, 2009


Opinion by Judge Smith

Dissent by Judge Wilken


For Appellants:

Paul Harris and Patrick Romero Guillory, Dolores Park Law Offices, San Francisco, CA

For Appellees:

Frank Lawrence, Holland and Knight, Los Angeles, CA

John Schumacher, Law Office of John Schumacher, LLC, Riverton, WY