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Supreme Court Rules Large Swath of Oklahoma Remains Tribal Reservation

1 month ago   |   By Time

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.
The court's 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch , means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa, the second-largest city.
“Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of federal criminal law. Because Congress has...
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Supreme Court rules swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

The court's decision means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of the state.
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Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.
The court's 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa, the second-largest city.
The court's ruling casts doubt on hundreds of convictions won by local prosecutors. The case, argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus...
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