Large swath of eastern
Oklahoma upheld as a Native
American reservation, Supreme
Much of eastern Oklahoma, including Tulsa, is
affirmed as native land for purposes of federal
criminal law, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
The court ruled in favor of the Muscogee (Creek)
Nation, finding that federal courts cannot
prosecute tribe members for crimes that take place
on their native land.
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e JUST IN: In a 5-4 opinion, Justice Neil
Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court's four
liberal members in reversing Oklahoma's
prosecution of an enrolled member of the
Creek Tribe for crimes committed within
the historical Creek boundaries.
E, Replying to @ajplus
Half of Oklahoma, and much of Tulsa, is
legally part of a reservation, meaning: - Another win for the conservative majority in the SC! When will the winning stop?