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ANALYSIS IN BRIEF: The most important decision in Oklahoma history, ‘McGirt v. Oklahoma’

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher  NOTE: This is adapted from a longer essay which appeared in The August print edition and last month at, and  In July, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the most significant legal decision in Oklahoma’s history. Here is a distilled analysis of this historic case.  Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority: “On the […]

Analysis: Seeking redress for past wrongdoing, sometimes where you stand depends on where you sit

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY -The five major Oklahoma tribal nations (Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw and Seminole) are not monolithic. Each has its own important history and “back-story” in terms of the timing and specific reasons for the forced relocation from ancestral lands in what is now the southeastern United States to what is now […]

McGirt decision could upend Oklahoma’s regulation, taxes

  Ray Carter,   A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reestablished Indian reservations in Oklahoma is creating broad uncertainty and threatens to result in regulatory chaos that will drive businesses away from the state, according to state leaders. “Businesses need certainty, and if we want businesses to locate in Oklahoma, they have to […]

Governor Kevin Stitt begins work on state-tribal jurisdictional issues

Ray Carter, Director, Center for Independent Journalism   Oklahoma City – To address state-tribal jurisdictional issues created by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday (January 20) the formation of the Oklahoma Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty. The group will study and recommend changes to state or federal law required due to […]

Hunter and five tribal leaders release ‘agreement in principle’ on state/tribal jurisdiction

  Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and tribal leaders “collaborating after the ‘McGirt v. Oklahoma’ decision today” [Thursday, July 16] “released an agreement in principle for proposed federal legislation that will clarify respective state and tribal jurisdiction in both criminal and civil matters.” The attorney general’s office had not, […]

Jonathan Small statement on ‘McGirt v. Oklahoma’ court decision   Responding to Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement: “This week’s Court ruling reminds us that, in times like we’re living in today, it’s more important than ever that we all remain united for Oklahoma. “The […]

Analysis: Musings on ‘McGirt’, the most significant federal court decision in Oklahoma’s history

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher, The City Sentinel   Note: This essay is adapted and considerably expanded from a quartet of posts on Facebook yesterday. On Thursday (July 9) the U.S. Supreme Court issued the most significant legal decision in Oklahoma’s history. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote, in the majority opinion: “On the far end of the […]

Attorney General Mike Hunter joins major Oklahoma tribal nations to comment on ‘McGirt’ decision

Staff Report The office of Attorney General Mike Hunter joined with the Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole Nations to release a joint statement Thursday (July 9) after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the state in the ‘McGirt v. Oklahoma’ case. The five tribes and Hunter’s office said the governments “have made […]

Analysis: Why Oklahoma’s historic (and recent) legal arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court are so vital

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel   Oklahoma City – Just a few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of McGirt v. Oklahoma. Attorney General Mike Hunter, in press comments after the state Solicitor General made powerful arguments in the case of McGirt v. Oklahoma, praised his deputy for […]

Attorney General Mike Hunter comments following oral arguments in ‘McGirt v. Oklahoma’ at the U.S. Supreme Court

The City Sentinel Staff Report   Attorney General Mike Hunter today (Monday, May 11) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the ‘McGirt v. Oklahoma’ case. “On behalf of the state of Oklahoma, I want to thank the U.S. Supreme Court justices for the time and attention given to […]

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