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By Kirsten Matoy Carlson
Wayne State University 

Oklahoma state officials resist Supreme Court ruling affirming tribal authority over American Indian country

 


THE CONVERSATION -- (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

It's unusual for someone to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit one of its decisions. It's very rare for that to happen almost immediately after the ruling was issued. But in the two years since the court's ruling in a key case about Native American rights, the state of Oklahoma has made that request more than 40 times.

State officials have also repeatedly refused to cooperate with tribal leaders to comply with the ruling, issued in 2020 and known as McGir...



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