U.S. Supreme Court
Satiacum v. Washington, 414 U.S. 1 (1973)
Satiacum v. Washington
Decided October 15, 1973
414 U.S. 1
State courts should have determined where petitioner's alleged offenses occurred with respect to boundaries of present or former Indian reservation, since, if they occurred outside those boundaries, the State Supreme Court unnecessarily reached a federal question in deciding that the reservation as such had ceased to exist.
Certiorari granted; 80 Wash.2d 492, 495 P.2d 1035, vacated and remanded.