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US Supreme Court reaffirms that McGirt is not retroactive

 

February 23, 2022



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed that its ruling to limit state jurisdiction for crimes committed on tribal reservations by or against tribal citizens is not retroactive.

The Tuesday ruling rejected appeals by seven Oklahoma death row inmates and came more than a month after the court rejected a similar claim by another death row inmate.

Also Tuesday, the court again rejected a request by the state of Oklahoma that it overturn what is known as the McGirt decision.

The rulings come after a McAlester couple who are members of the Choctaw Nation filed a federal la...



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