President Gerald Goldstein's written statement to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice regarding government and law enforcement conduct in the 1993 confrontation between Branch Davidians and law enforcement in Waco, TX, and proposed changes in Exclusionary Rule Reform Act of 1995 (H.R. 666) and Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Improvement Act of 1995 (S. 3).
Brief Amici Curiae of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Experienced Tribal Court Criminal Litigators in Support of Respondent.
Argument: The Indian Civil Rights Act was enacted to address pervasive violations of civil rights by Indian tribal courts. The Indian Civil Rights Act has failed to meaningfully extend Bill of Rights protections to tribal court criminal defendants – lack of counsel, lack of accessible and reliable codes and rules, lack of law-trained judges, lack of judicial independence, lack of resources, modification or outright rejection of ICRA rights by tribal courts, ineffectiveness of habeas corpus remedy.