Congress Should Fix High Court's Tribal Sovereignty Error
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Congress Should Fix High Court's Tribal Sovereignty Error

Co-author, Law360, July 11, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta is being rightly decried as undermining tribal sovereignty.

In Castro-Huerta, the Supreme Court abandoned years of precedent and clear congressional direction, holding that the federal government and the state of Oklahoma have concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by non-Native Americans against Native Americans in Indian country.

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