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New Oklahoma AG asks SCOTUS to overturn major tribal ruling


August 8, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to overturn it's own historic ruling on tribal sovereignty, saying the high court's 5-4 decision last year was wrongly decided and has led to a "criminal-justice crisis."

Attorney General John O'Connor filed the petition with the high court one day after an Oklahoma death row inmate whose challenge led to the ruling, later dubbed McGirt, was reconvicted in federal court for murder and kidnapping.

O'Connor argues the ruling has led to thousands of state prisoners challenging decades' worth of convic...

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