Tribal Land

Oklahoma’s attorney general asked the state’s top criminal appeals court to rehear a triple murder case after a death-row inmate’s conviction was tossed out based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s finding that the state lacked jurisdiction to prosecute due to Congress’s failure to dissolve the tribal lands the crimes were committed on.

Read more

Ex-Cop Faces Federal Murder Charge After Seeking Release Under High Court Ruling

Federal prosecutors announced Friday the murder indictment of a former Tulsa cop convicted in state court for killing his daughter’s boyfriend, but who is now demanding his release after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidated Oklahoma’s criminal jurisdiction on Native American tribal lands.

Read more