The juvenile justice system is failing Native American youth. That’s what a series of recent reports have shown. In June the Tribal Law and Policy Institute reported that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use, than any other racial and ethnic group.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona. This comes a day after the justices upheld the boundary drawing authority of state’s independent redistricting commission.