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Justice Gorsuch Tears Up Oklahoma


Four dissenting Supreme Court Justices warned last year that the majority’s decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma would cause chaos in the Sooner State and beyond. Their warning is coming true in the underreported story of the year, as Justice Neil Gorsuch’s misguided opinion has created legal and economic havoc.
Justice Gorsuch, joined in 2020 by the Court’s four liberals, essentially said nearly half of Oklahoma—with 1.9 million people and most of Tulsa—might still be Indian country under treaties from the 1800s. The results have included overturned convictions all the way up to murder, with some criminals set …

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