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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 07:55 PM

Supreme Court to decide Native American land dispute in Oklahoma

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court agreed for the second time Friday to decide whether much of Oklahoma remains Native American territory, a ruling that could plunge the state into what it has called "civil, criminal and regulatory turmoil."

The justices will hear an appeal from Jimcy McGirt, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, who claims his state rape conviction from 1997 should be overturned because of the jurisdictional dispute.

His case is similar to one the high court heard last term but failed to decide presumably because the justices were deadlocked, 4-4, without Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch's participation. Gorsuch came from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and likely was involved with the earlier case there.

When the first case was heard, the justices reached back to 1907 to determine whether Congress, using imprecise language, failed to disestablish the 1866 boundaries of the Indian reservation. If so, virtually half of Oklahoma home to 1.8 million residents and including Tulsa, its second-largest city would remain Native American territory and subject to federal, not state, laws.



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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 13 OP
Bleacher Creature Dec 13 #1
bitterross Dec 13 #2
usaf-vet Dec 14 #4
mdbl Dec 14 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 14 #6
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 08:07 PM

1. There's a great podcast about this case.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 10:45 PM

2. I'm putting money on 5-4 in favor of OK

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There's not a chance in hell this GOP, corporate, racist, deplorable SCOTUS will find in favor of Native Americans.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 07:27 AM

4. You are such a gambler!

Sadly this is exactly what the repugs have been doing .... stacking courts. If you can't win in the ballot box [even with stealing election tatics] then stack the courts. For the WIN!

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Response to bitterross (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 02:43 PM

5. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 03:21 PM

6. Tough call. With Thomas and Kavanaugh, the court might find in favor of ...

... a rapist.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 11:35 PM

3. Maybe not now but sooner or later for better or worse. n/t

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