Supreme Court Says Much of Oklahoma Remains Tribal Reservation

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The Supreme Court ruled that much of eastern Oklahoma is still American Indian territory in a decision that raises questions about the state’s authority to prosecute Native Americans and enforce regulations.

The justices, voting 5-4, sided with a convicted child molester who argued that the state lacked authority to prosecute him because he is a Native American whose alleged crime took place within the boundaries of the Creek Nation reservation.

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