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Convicted Oklahoma killer contends McGirt is retroactive


October 1, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for a man convicted of murder in Oklahoma have appealed a state court's ruling that a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting state jurisdiction for crimes committed on tribal reservations by or against tribal citizens does not apply retroactively.

Court documents show attorneys for Clifton Parish, 37, on Monday asked the Supreme Court to overturn the August ruling by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

The state court agreed with a district attorney who argued that what is known as the McGirt decision did not specify that it could be applied retroactively...

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