Skip to comments.Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma is Indian Reservation
Posted on 07/09/2020 8:05:23 AM PDT by Stravinsky
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled by a 5-4 margin that nearly half of Oklahoma is an Indian reservation in the eyes of the criminal-justice system, preventing state authorities from prosecuting offenses there that involve Native Americans.
The decision was potentially one of the most consequential legal victories for Native Americans in decades. It was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Westerner who has sided with tribes in previous cases and joined the courts more liberal members.
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The case at hand has to do with tribal law enforcement?
But this could set precedents in other areas. If much of Oklahoma is really legally considered an Indian reservation, that could have implications in other legal matters as well.
White man, get out.
SO with McGirt, did anyone mention that McGirt was convicted of raping a 4-year-old?
He was challenging his conviction on the grounds that the Indian Tribe should’ve had jurisdiction.
So the Supreme Court just gave away half of a US State to protect a pedophile?
There goes Oklahoma’s status as a red state.
That is what the Federal Government does best.
Does this limit prosecution of crimes that take place at casinos?
possession used to be 9/10 s of the law...
to the victor, go the spoils.
i wonder how this will play out... i wonder what the odds in the casinos in oklahoma are running.
Going to be hard to prosecute that fraudulent Indian voting.
The 3000 registered voters on the reservation cast 25000 votes for the Democrat candidate.
Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were two crappy picks. Which should have been obvious by their being touted by the RINO Establishment Federalist Society and the RINO 3/4s of our elected officials.
I am beginning to feel like I am a native American Indian. I’m beginning to feel a bit like E. Warren.
I’m a black native American lesbian female with a Hispanic surname and Indian hair due. What can I get for free?
If I understand this case correctly, an Indian committed a crime and was tried by the Oklahoma State Courts.
SCOTUS now says that is a no-no. The Indian must be tried by Indian Courts.
If that is the SCOTUS reasoning, then if a Foreigner commits are crime in the USA, do we have to send the Foreigner back to their country to be tried?
Of course! Why didn’t I think of that? Black Lives Matter... Put THEM on reservations. There’s a precedent for it. Confine black crime to black people. White crime to white people. Never the twain shall meet.
“So the Supreme Court just gave away half of a US State to protect a pedophile?”
Seems like the Supreme Court just ruled that Congress never took that half of the state back from the Indians. They could remedy that any time they want.
As for “protecting a pedophile”, he’s still liable to be prosecuted, but the Supremes ruled he should have been prosecuted in federal or tribal court, not state court. The proper authorities should just re-arrest him the moment the state releases him.
Example: Do I really own the land I just built my house upon?
If all that land is truly Reservation land, does the state of Oklahoma have any right to tax it? I would think not.
The decision is twisted logic.
The Indians were moved to Oklahoma decades ago or so I thought...
With each passing day the country becomes more and more unglued. There’s not much left holding us together as a country anymore.
So much for our experiment in self-governance.
Very good question. This decision opens a can or worms and endless opportunities for more divisive issues.
Starting to get scary, isn’t it??
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