Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Native American Land

Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Native American Land

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation, a decision that will have major consequences for both past and future criminal and civil cases. The court’s decision hinged on the question of whether the Creek reservation continued to exist after Oklahoma became a state. “Today we […]

What Does Federal Mean?

What Does Federal Mean?

A federal country or system of government is one in which the different states or provinces of the country have important powers to make their own laws and decisions. … Federal also means belonging or relating to the national government of a federal country rather than to one of the states within it. Given that the city & state has done […]

Judge sides with tribe in lawsuit over Mass. reservation status

Judge sides with tribe in lawsuit over Mass. reservation status

A judge has stopped the federal government from rescinding its reservation designation for a Native American tribe’s land in Massachusetts, ordering the Interior Department to review the matter and issue new findings. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington, D.C., granted a summary judgment on behalf of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Friday, concluding the […]