Oklahoma court lifts stays in 2 McGirt-related decisions
September 22, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday lifted stays in two cases it overturned based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state has no jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal lands by non-American Indians against Native Americans.
The court lifted stays of its previous reversals of the murder conviction of Shawn McDaniel and the child neglect conviction of Victor Castro-Huerta.
The ruling comes after state Attorney General John O'Connor filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme appealing the state court's decision that Oklahoma did not have concurren...