Here are the results in the first half of the Round of 16.
(1) Worcester v. Georgia defeats (16) Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez — 57 percent to 43 percent
This one was a true slugfest. Platonic sovereignty wins out over modern sovereignty.
(9) Menominee Tribe v. United States defeats (8) Arizona v. California — 52 percent to 48 percent
Menominee Tribe continues its miraculous run of extremely tight victories. Must be because, in this instance, there are still animals to hunt and fish to catch in Wisconsin, and all the Colorado River water goes to L.A. and Phoenix.
(20) Merrion v. Jicarilla Apache Tribe defeats (4) Talton v. Mayes — 82 percent to 18 percent
Merrion flexes its muscles, and is the first to knock off one of the four 19th century cases. Go taxation power!
(12) Morton v. Mancari defeats (5) United States v. Winans — 64 percent to 36 percent
The BIA and IHS workers must have voted this time around to save Mancari. Another treaty case bites the dust early.