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Neil Gorsuch Affirms That Treaties With Tribal Nations Are the Law

6 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

The United States Constitution established unequivocally in 1789 that treaties are the “ supreme law of the land .” On Thursday, the Supreme Court stood by the nation's original promise. Ruling on McGirt v. Oklahoma, a case concerning how reservations are disestablished and the jurisdictional ability for states to charge and convict tribal citizens on sovereign tribal land, the justices held in a 5-4 vote that the Muscogee Nation's reservation is still intact, with Justice Neil Gorsuch authoring the majority opinion. “Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an...
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