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AGO Opinions with Topic: POWER OF GOVERNOR IN RELATION TO INDIANS
AGO 1972 No. 9 >  April 17, 1972
INDIANS - RETROCESSION - POWER OF GOVERNOR IN RELATION TO INDIANS
INDIANS ‑- RETROCESSION ‑- POWER OF GOVERNOR IN RELATION TO INDIANS The governor has no present legal authority to retrocede to an Indian tribe such state jurisdiction as has been assumed over such tribe either under RCW 37.12.010 or under RCW 37.12.020 (now repealed) or RCW 37.12.021; however, he may rescind an earlier proclamation assuming jurisdiction under these latter statutes on the basis of a finding of error in its original issuance.
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