Supreme Court Ruling: Nearly Half Of Oklahoma Remains “Indian Country”

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BY PHIL CROSS | epicnewsnetwork.org

WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States government never dissolved the reservation for the Creek Nation and major crimes committed in Indian Country require a federal, not state, trial, the United States Supreme Court said Thursday. In a 5-4 decision, the nation’s high court not only reversed a criminal conviction, but put into question legal jurisdiction of nearly half of Oklahoma.

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