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Cherokees respond to Oklahoma request to overturn McGirt


October 29, 2021

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation on Friday responded to the state of Oklahoma's request that the U.S. Supreme Court reverse its ruling that some tribal reservations were never disestablished.

The tribe argued that the state gives no valid reason to revisit what is known as the court's McGirt decision, which said Oklahoma lacked jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal reservations by or against tribal citizens.

"The State's and amici's arguments are best presented to Congress, not to a court," according to the filing.

Amici, or filings supporting the state's request, have...

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