McGirt-Related Appeal From Comanche County Awaits Ruling

Sunday, August 8th 2021, 1:13 pm
By: Scott Rains, The Lawton Constitution

With the State Attorney General’s request for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its historic 2020 ruling in favor of tribal jurisdiction, at least in the lands of the Five Tribes, a case up for appeal from Comanche County could become moot.

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This story is part of the Oklahoma Media Center’s Promised Land collaborative effort, which shows how the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma decision will affect both tribal and non-Indigenous residents in the state.

It is a project of the Local Media Foundation with support from the Inasmuch Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Democracy Fund. The print, digital and broadcast media partners include: CNHI Oklahoma, Cherokee PhoenixCurbside ChronicleThe FrontierGaylord NewsGriffin CommunicationsKFORKGOUKOSUThe Lawton ConstitutionMoore MonthlyMvskoke Media, the Native American Journalists AssociationNonDocThe O’CollyOklahoma City Free PressThe Oklahoma Eagle, Oklahoma GazetteThe OklahomanOklahoma WatchOsage NewsStateImpact OklahomaTulsa WorldTelemundo OklahomaUniversity of Oklahoma Student Media and Verified News Network.

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