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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:17 PM

HUGE: Supreme Court says eastern Oklahoma remains Native American territory

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the eastern half of Oklahoma can be considered Native American territory, a decision the state warned could create "civil, criminal and regulatory turmoil."

The 5-4 decision was written by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by the court's four liberal justices. The justices considered the issue for the second time after failing to decide a different case last year, when Gorsuch was recused and the court likely deadlocked.

The case concerned an appeal from Jimcy McGirt, a Native American, who claimed his state rape conviction from 1997 should be overturned because Oklahoma lacked jurisdiction. Congress, his lawyer Ian Gershengorn said, never properly terminated the reservation.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/09/supreme-court-allows-native-american-jurisdiction-half-oklahoma/3208778001/

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:25 PM

1. I listened to a great podcast on this case a couple of years ago.

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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:37 PM

2. It's a good start.

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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:22 PM

3. Great news on a great news day!

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