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Prohibitory Ordinances

4.01 - Purposes & Definitions

4.01.001 - Purpose of Prohibitory Ordinances

All prohibitory ordinances are to be construed according to the fair import of their terms, with a view to effect its objects and to promote justice. All prohibitory ordinances fall under the inherent sovereign authority of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians (Tribe) to establish regulations and the enforcement of such regulations to protect their people, lands and resources; to administer justice; to promote equality, freedom, self sufficiency, and quality of life; and otherwise safeguard and promote the peace, safety, morals, and general welfare of the Tribe.

4.01.002 - Sovereign Immunity

The Tribe does not waive either expressly or implicitly its sovereign immunity from suit in the enactment or implementation of any part of the Code.

4.01.003 - Compliance with the Indian Civil Rights Act, 25 U.S.C.§§ 1301-1304 (ICRA)

All prohibitory ordinances comply with the Indian Civil Rights Act, 25 U.S.C.§§ 1301-1304 (ICRA), and no person within the jurisdiction of the Tribe will be denied the equal protection of its laws or be deprived of liberty or property without due process of law.

4.02 - Liability of Offender >>