Supreme Court rules that half of Oklahoma is a Native American reservation

Supreme Court rules that half of Oklahoma is a Native American reservation

The US Supreme Court ruled that a huge chunk of Oklahoma, including much of Tulsa, falls within a Native American reservation.

The decision was a response to McGirt v. Oklahoma, in which Jimcy McGirt, a member of the Seminole Nation, was found guilty on the state level of a sex crime that happened within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s historical boundaries in 1997. McGirt argued that only federal authorities could prosecute him since state authorities have no power on Native American reservations.

The ruling overturned McGirt’s prison sentence though he could still be tried in federal court.

The Supreme Court ruling declares that Native Americans living on tribal lands can only be found guilty by federal prosecutors. This strips state courts of the power to prosecute Native Americans accused of crimes within tribal jurisdiction.

Photo: Oklahoma Transportation

The Native American land in Oklahoma comprises three million acres, with a population of 1.8 million, 15 percent of which is Native American.

Supreme court Justices decided five-four for this ruling. Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the court’s four liberal members on the matter, explaining that the United States must abide by the promise made in the 1830s that gave the Creek a permanent land in Oklahoma.



Source link

izmir escort
istanbul escort bayan bilgileri istanbul escort ilanlari istanbul escort profilleri hakkinda istanbul escort sitesi istanbul escort numaralari istanbul escort fotograflari istanbul escort bayanlarin iletisim numaralari istanbul escort aramalari yapilan site istanbul escort istanbul escort
ısparta escort bayan profilleri bilecik escort ilanları edirne escort kadınlarının profilleri bolu escort numaraları kırşehir escort fotoğrafları burdur escort bayanların telefon numaraları ayvalık escort bayan ilanları amasya escort profilleri adapazarı escort bayan numaraları çorlu escort sitesi hakkında rize escort zonguldak escort ilanları trabzon escort bayan ilanları ve profilleri edirne escort