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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Native American Rights In Wyoming Hunting Case

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Posted By: old_clock_says, 5/20/2019 1:47:37 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American rights in a 5-4 decision in a case out of Wyoming. Justice Neil Gorsuch, the only Westerner on the court, provided the decisive vote in this case, showing himself again to be sensitive to Native American rights.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice 5/20/2019 2:15:48 PM (No. 67778)
I don't see any problem with this ruling. I am surprised by the 4 dissenters.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/20/2019 2:37:45 PM (No. 67785)
We signed treaties with the various Indian tribes, and we repeatedly violated them. IMO, we need to be held to the treaties, and so do the Indians. I have not huge amounts of sympathy for the Indians in general, they are way, way too glorified, and they were stone age tribes, without the wheel, written languages, or metalworking, IMO a stagnant, failed culture. But when we sign a treaty, we need to stand by it. That is very basic, and should stand. If we want to change it now, sit down and renegotiate it. I suspect that this may not be very likely to get them to sign up for more losses of land or rights.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Calvinesq 5/20/2019 3:24:01 PM (No. 67792)
The very short skim of news reports indicate that the minority dissenters' main argument was that the decision overruled prior rulings and those rulings under the same facts and law should not have been overturned. Well, guess what other historic ruling relies on the "settled law" argument of Supreme Court precedent? Gorsuch setting up a future reversal? Hmmm.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jack44 5/20/2019 3:45:39 PM (No. 67793)
You mean that Elizabeth Warren can legally hunt out of season?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: PageTurner 5/20/2019 4:26:53 PM (No. 67806)
Keeping and enforcing contracts is a conservative thang, Mediots. I imagine it was a bunch of petty little Obama donor Democrats who decided to charge the man.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: spacer 5/20/2019 4:34:03 PM (No. 67807)
Indian wars are over...become citizen Americans and join the real world.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: red1066 5/20/2019 5:19:54 PM (No. 67830)
Are these people not U.S. citizens? What need do they have to hunt out of season? Most I suspect are on welfare and food stamps, and the native Americans I've seen, look as though they haven't missed a meal in their entire lives.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 5/20/2019 5:48:22 PM (No. 67846)
If she does, #4, she better not do more than 1,024th of fatal damage to anything.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 5/20/2019 5:52:47 PM (No. 67849)
Three broad class of Indians today. I know a couple whose only outward possible indication are a ponytail on one male, but that is common enough on anyone. They are fully integrated, working in computer programming, perfectly normal, successful people. There is a slight variant where they succeed by using the special rules for Indians - casinos or untaxed cigs. The worst, and saddest, are the ones who for some reason choose to live on the reservation, living on welfare and often mired in drugs and alcohol. It is a shame that some choose to fail, but it happens in all cultures and all races.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 5/20/2019 7:21:29 PM (No. 67870)
Ya-hey, #9, enit? It's sad, really sad. The alcohol, drugs, trying to drink away reality. I can get with the staying on the res but not to lay down in the street drunk. It's their choice to stay, no need to join the world, they can have a self-defined life but the wasted lives are just sad.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cedar 5/20/2019 9:45:41 PM (No. 67906)
Only # 2 sort of got it right about living up to contracts. But even he\she had to screw it up ignorant comments about Native American!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 5/21/2019 12:23:30 AM (No. 67932)
Calling accurate, factual statements "ignorant comments" is the sign of someone with zero facts to refute facts that he doesn't like and can't deal with. You are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts. The facts are what they are and they just lay there, unchanging, regardless of whether anyone knows them.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pete Stone 5/21/2019 9:11:06 PM (No. 68497)
The ruling was limited. The court sent the case back to the lower court to be reexamined. The Supreme Court recognized that the Crow Tribe retained hunting rights in that part of Wyoming when they ceded their land there to the Federal Govt. The State of Wyoming, however, still has the authority to manage game populations. If they could show the elk population to be threatened, then they could prevail. (Ain't gonna happen, though. The Wyoming elk population is too large and needs culling, or they'll start dying of diseases.)
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