OKMULGEE, Oklahoma -The Muscogee Creek Nation Supreme Court has upheld the District courts decision that the impeachment of former Rep. Travis Scott was unconstitutional.
Article VIII of the MCN Constitution establishes the requirement of a petition containing signatures of 20 percent of the registered voters in a district for the removal of a council member.
NCA 89-75, a law passed by the National Council, gave the Council the ability to initiate impeachment proceedings without obtaining a petition.
In a decision filed July 20, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled that NCA 89-75 was in conflict with Article VIII of the MCN Constitution, stating that in the courts opinion the signed petition is required to initiate impeachment proceedings.
Travis Scott currently faces criminal charges in relation to the impeachment allegations.
He faces four misdemeanor counts of conflict of interest by a tribal officer, and one felony count of False Swearing.
According to court records, a pre-trial conference hearing is scheduled in this case on October 4, 2022.