Supreme Court Says Oklahoma Can Protect Native American Victims

When the Supreme Court in 2020 restores Native American reservations that now cover nearly half of Oklahoma, it’s a victory for tribal rights. But it is a disaster for indigenous crime victims, who have lost access to justice. On Wednesday, the Judges voted 5-4 to partially correct their mistake.

Oklahoma sues Castro-Huerta involved a man sentenced to 35 years for child neglect. His disabled 5-year-old stepdaughter weighed 19 pounds when she was taken to the hospital. According to the state, her crib “was filled with bed bugs and cockroaches and contained a single, dry sippy cup, the top of which had been chewed up.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/oklahomas-right-to-protect-native-victims-mcgirt-oklahoma-v-castro-huerta-neil-gorsuch-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-11656540848 Supreme Court Says Oklahoma Can Protect Native American Victims

Mike Fahey

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