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Court rules against NM in tribal sex offender case, NM

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New Mexico's sex offender registration law does not apply to Native Americans living within the boundaries of tribal lands, the state Court of Appeals has ruled in a decision reaffirming the state's limited authority in Indian country. The unanimous ruling came this week in consolidated cases involving three Navajos, who were arrested in San Juan County in northwestern New Mexico outside the Navajo reservation. They were charged with failing to