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Supreme Court Says Oklahoma Can Prosecute Non-Tribal Cases in Indian Country - WSJ

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr., said in a statement: “With today’s decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against legal precedent and the basic principles of congressional authority and Indian law.” Citing the dissenting justices, he added: “The Court failed in its duty to honor this nation’s promises, defied Congress’s statutes, and accepted the ‘lawless disregard of the Cherokee’s sovereignty.’”

I agree that the Cherokee Nation deserves sovereignty under treaties with the United States, but McGirt made them prey to the criminal element. This is the right call.

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