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Supreme Court: Eastern Oklahoma
is American Indian territory

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Posted By: Ribicon, 7/9/2020 12:23:21 PM

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large swath of eastern Oklahoma is actually an Indian reservation belonging to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, meaning that hundreds of prosecutions could be tossed because the state does not have jurisdiction there, including in part of Tulsa. The 5-4 decision notes that only federal prosecutors have jurisdiction over American Indians on the reservation, which includes most of Tulsa, the state’s second-largest city. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined the court’s four liberal justices in the majority decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma.(Snip) The federal government established the reservation in the 1830s with the Creek



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Reply 1 - Posted by: Refried 7/9/2020 12:42:35 PM (No. 472418)
This can be rectified by an act of Congress. Which means nothing will be done & chaos will prevail.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 7/9/2020 12:50:52 PM (No. 472423)
Wonder how many “American citizens” were born in that “swath”?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: padiva 7/9/2020 12:52:54 PM (No. 472426) every person, who was born in this area, now considered to be part Indian?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sunhan65 7/9/2020 12:56:44 PM (No. 472432)
Gorsuch and Roberts are trade-off traitors. They're taking turns selling out their principles and the Constitution to serve who knows what personal agenda.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bldrrepub 7/9/2020 1:00:20 PM (No. 472436)
Agreements have meaning. Gorsuch as a westerner, and sitting on the 10th Circuit in Denver, brings a somewhat local perspective on these rulings.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamboozle 7/9/2020 1:13:04 PM (No. 472452)
So which legal system controls non-indians in the reservation: tribal, federal, or state? Are land titles in the area valid?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: pensom2 7/9/2020 1:19:42 PM (No. 472461)
The answer, #7, is that those issues will require another 20 years of litigation and appeals up the line to the SCOTUS. One wonders whether Gorsuch is afraid the court will run out of interesting cases to resolve.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/9/2020 1:22:24 PM (No. 472466)
Cannon fodder for our (too many) lawyers.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 3XALADY 7/9/2020 1:36:20 PM (No. 472484)
Remember the old saying 'If it's the Lord's will and the Creeks don't rise'? That's them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/9/2020 1:38:41 PM (No. 472487)
WELL, since I'm 1/8 Cherokee and can prove it, I can become my OWN ILM...Indian Lives Matter thug and get away with anything!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/9/2020 1:39:37 PM (No. 472489)
OH, I almost forgot, Corporations, you better send my ILM lots of CASH or I will boycott YOU!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: secondtimelucky 7/9/2020 2:04:55 PM (No. 472512)
gives a strange twist to Livin' on Tulsa Time...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DrOstrow 7/9/2020 2:13:06 PM (No. 472517)
Oh Dear God, here we go AGAIN ! Of all the problems we have today, they picked THIS CASE to 'solve' ???? What is expected now ? Every resident in the area who is NOT 'some percentage' Native American is supposed to ..................what ? Leave ? Try to re-buy the land / house / business / building they already own ? This is chaos on a platter, just like so-called 'reparations', with no chance of any type of realistic 'solution' brought to us, once again, by the robed wizards in the SCOTUS. I've said for years that SOMEWHERE in the curriculum to become a lawyer, there has to be a course / procedure that removes all traces of common sense so that ALL decisions must be based on what is buried in law books. This is insanity and it comes from the mouths / pencils of those we depend on for decisions and guidance. God help us if this is the best they can do.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: moebellini3 7/9/2020 2:32:41 PM (No. 472524)
Lets see, I wonder who the Creeks too that land from. Manhattan could be next. I hear the indians said they were not paid a fair amount for their land. We have lost our minds.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: RuckusTom 7/9/2020 2:41:47 PM (No. 472531)
Anybody have mineral royalties (mainly oil) on land on the reservation? You'd better get ready to pay back those royalties back to the 1830s or at least 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. It's a rather unique way to pay reparations.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PostAway 7/9/2020 2:53:28 PM (No. 472540)
Sometimes I wonder whether we are being goaded into civil war by the global establishment.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ROLFNader 7/9/2020 3:43:49 PM (No. 472587)
I just hope that Merle Haggard's descendants are treated fairly in the payout.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 7/10/2020 12:44:37 PM (No. 473561)
#1, Congress had thought that it was ALREADY 'rectified by an act of Congress' when Congress created the State of Oklahoma. And that has been what has been believed for over 150 years. So, now we need a new act of Congress?....which now days is pretty unlikely to happen, just because there are lots of anti-American hater who will do ANYTHING possible to 'throw sand in the gears' of our country.
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