WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to reconsider the landmark decision affirming the Muscogee (Creek) reservation, but announced on Friday, January 21 that the court would address one question out of all the petitions submitted by the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta was granted a writ of certiorari limited to Question 1 presented by Oklahoma’s Attorney General on whether the state can prosecute non-Indians for crimes involving Native Americans on reservations.
The case will be set for oral argument in April. The petition caught headlines when the cities of Tulsa and Owasso filed briefs in support of overturning what is commonly referred to as the McGirt decision.
The Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) Nation filed briefs in support of maintaining reservation status, denying the “sky is falling” narrative spearheaded by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt.
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