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Saturday, December 08, 2018

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could make the bleeding stop. On Aug. 28, 1999, on a rural road outside Henryetta, Okla., Patrick Murphy murdered fellow Creek citizen George Jacobs. He was tried and sentenced to death. In 2004, Murphy's public defender argued that the crime occurred within Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation and -- because only tribes and the federal government can prosecute crimes on Indian land -- the state of Oklahoma did not have jurisdiction to try the case. In 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit agreed. Oklahoma appealed, and now the outcome of Murphy v. Carpenter affects not only the fate of one man but the treaty territory of five tribes and nearly half the land in Oklahoma. If the Supreme Court upholds the 10th Circuit's decision, the ruling would result in the largest restoration of tribal jurisdiction over Native land in U.S. history.

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Sure it could...I'll be watching for that.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-12-03 11:57 AM | Reply

well, if its good enough for the Palestinians, its good for Americans

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-12-03 12:41 PM | Reply

Good way for Oklahoma to unload the half of their state that's ruined from fracking pollution.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-03 12:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Fine.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-03 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


If this case holds true, wouldn't pretty much all of the lower 48 (at a minimum) be returned to Native American control?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-03 10:17 PM | Reply

I guess you didn't understand what happened lam. He was on an Indian res and the local cops have no authority there.

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-12-04 11:41 AM | Reply

#3 | Posted by snoofy. The Natives own about a dozen big casinos, cut rate tobacco stores, gas stations, and already own about 25% of the state. They have their own schools, hospitals, and they pay no state tax on anything. Indians in Oklahoma are no longer poor. BTW, the tribes have no problem letting white men drill for oil on their land, They have been doing it for a century.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-12-04 01:09 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by Sniper Sorry, there are no reservations in Oklahoma. Lots of Indian land, but beyond issuing their own license plates, they do not have their own police force- not sense statehood.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-12-04 01:18 PM | Reply

Coincidentally, isn't this more or less what the Unabomber was demanding?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-08 04:11 PM | Reply

Good. We need more casinos. In the words of Liz Warren's ancestors: HiHowAreYa! HiHowAreYa! HiHowAreYa!

#10 | Posted by Spork at 2018-12-08 04:26 PM | Reply

#10
Hey, look, everybody, Spork is continuing the 'Hillaryization' of Senator Warren. Calling names and mocking her is all they have. They must fear her. And they should. She is a serious candidate, and disparaging her ancestry will not change that. Have you noticed that the "Pochontas-ing" is the only 'negative' they ever have to use.

They are trying to turn their meaningless childish taunt, into a conditioned negative reaction to her candidacy. That demonstrate fear and a lack of any attacks on substance.

"Blah blah blah...'Pochahontas' blah, blah, blah".

Oh yes, she is a capable woman, and they are scared. Strong Women frighten them.

#11 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-12-08 05:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Spork, I'd take Warren's ancestors over yours any day. Remind us again, from which countries were your----------- ancestors exiled?

#12 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-12-08 05:06 PM | Reply

How much land would someone .1% Indian get? Asking for a friend.

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-12-08 05:41 PM | Reply

Don't perpetrate. You would not respect the boundaries. You never have.

I know, I know, THIS time will be different.

#14 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-12-08 05:41 PM | Reply

Good. We need more casinos. In the words of Liz Warren's ancestors: HiHowAreYa! HiHowAreYa! HiHowAreYa!

#10 | Posted by Spork at 2018-12-08 04:26 PM | Reply | Flag: Old Man Yells at Cloud

#15 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2018-12-08 06:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

How much land would someone .1% Indian get? Asking for a friend.

#13 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2018-12-08 05:41 PM | FLAG: EYE ROLL

It depends on the tribe... honest injun... I'm not kidding.

#16 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-12-08 06:56 PM | Reply

Oklahoma would make a nice golf course.

#17 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-12-08 08:05 PM | Reply

Strong Women frighten them.
#11 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

They seem to frighten most Rs.

#18 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-12-09 09:53 PM | Reply

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