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Supreme Court to decide Native American land dispute in Oklahoma

 

December 16, 2019



WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed for the second time Friday to decide whether much of Oklahoma remains Native American territory, a ruling that could plunge the state into what it has called "civil, criminal and regulatory turmoil."

The justices will hear an appeal from Jimcy McGirt, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, who claims his state rape conviction from 1997 should be overturned because of the jurisdictional dispute.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/13/supreme-court-oklahoma-indian-land-dispute/2642692001/

 

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