In a 5-4 decision written by Neil Gorsuch and joined by four of the other liberal justices, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that about half of the state of Oklahoma belongs to Native American tribes even though the state of Oklahoma has "maintained unquestioned jurisdiction" over that land for more than 100 years. In other words, there are now approximately 1.8 million former Oklahoma residents that suddenly live on land that no longer belongs to Oklahoma. And now that the Supreme Court has handed down this ruling, there will be countless other Native American tribes that will be going to court with claims of sovereignty which will need to be resolved.
Do you remember the big rally that President Trump held in Tulsa, Oklahoma not too long ago?
Well, it turns out that the state of Oklahoma no longer has sovereignty over that area. The following comes from a CNBC article entitled "Supreme Court says eastern half of Oklahoma is Native American land"…
The 5-4 decision, with an opinion authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, endorsed the claim of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to the land, which encompasses 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma, including most of the city of Tulsa.