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Supremes Decide Half of Oklahoma Belongs to Indians

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Oklahoma mapby Zack Smith, The Daily Signal

The Supreme Court issued one of the most consequential decisions of its term on its last day Thursday.

No, it wasn’t either of the decisions about President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Instead, it involved a case that received little attention at the time it was argued. 

But how often can court watchers say that a case stripped a state of its sovereign power to prosecute crimes committed by certain individuals in nearly half of the territory it purportedly controls?

Not often —

if ever — before Thursday.

But that’s exactly what the court did in a 5-4 opinion in McGirt v. Oklahoma that Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote, which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor joined.

So, what happened?

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