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Equity and Fair Play at Center of Comanche challenge to Chickasaw land grab

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher, The City Sentinel The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma continues to battle dubious acquisitions of lands the federal government placed in trust for the powerful Chickasaw Nation in secretive decisions. In a fresh filing in the federal Western District Court, lawyers for the Comanche have sought “declaratory and injunctive relief.” The Comanche […]

Tribal stances on gaming-fee increase contrast with past tax-increase position

  Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   In 2018, officials with the Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma were among those endorsing the “Step Up Oklahoma” plan, which ultimately resulted in legislation that sought nearly $600 million in annual tax increases, including increased taxes on Oklahoma drivers’ purchases […]

Analysis: Comanche v. Chickasaw at the High Court

Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – The Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has rebuffed the arguments of the Comanche, a western Oklahoma tribe, in the case of “Comanche v. Zinke.” But in March the Comanche submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court asking justices to consider issues raised in litigation. […]

Thinking about ‘Comanche Nation v. Zinke’ – Just another appeals court hearing, or the start of something big?

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – In the Rocky Mountain state over coming days, an incremental battle over public policy in and adjacent to Indian lands will unfold before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The joust could become monumental to interested parties: the U.S. Department of the Interior, the […]

Latest Chickasaw ‘land fix’ attempt came in federal measure, and fell barely short of passage

Patrick B. McGuigan A long-anticipated attempt to “fix” dubious federal trust land decisions, advocated for the Chickasaw Nation’s leadership, fell barely short of passage this past month. With both of the Sooner State’s U.S. Senators in support of a procedural move, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act” was only five votes short of the 60 needed […]

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