Stacy Leeds on the Policing Impacts of McGirt

From Slate, here is “What the Landmark Supreme Court Decision Means for Policing Indigenous Oklahoma: For Indigenous people, cries of ‘law and order’ have always contained a loaded message.”

Also in Slate, Mark Joseph Stern’s “Why Gorsuch Keeps Joining the Liberals to Affirm Tribal Rights.

Kirsten Carlson Commentary on McGirt v. Oklahoma

Here is “Supreme Court upholds American Indian treaty promises, orders Oklahoma to follow federal law,” in The Conversation.

Other commentaries —

Bob Miller on VOA.

Ronald Mann on SCOTUSblog.

Ian Millhiser on VOX.

NYTs: “Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma Is Indian Reservation”

A wildly overblown headline, but here you go anyway.

Here’s another one, from CNBC: “Supreme Court says eastern half of Oklahoma is Native American land.

And WSJ: “American Indian Lands Include Eastern Oklahoma, Supreme Court Rules.”

And NPR gets in on the action: “Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Native American Land.”

SCOTUS Holds Creek Reservation is Indian Country

Here is the opinion:

McGirt Opinion

Briefs here.

In a separate order, the Court affirmed Sharp v. Murphy:

Murphy Order

Cert Petition in Oklahoma Gaming Machines Tax Case

Here is the petition in Rogers County Board of Tax Roll Corrections v. Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.:

20200514142407520_Petition for Writ of Certiorari

20200514142428474_Appendix for Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Question presented:

Whether a generally applicable state ad valorem tax, as assessed against personal property owned by a non-Indian, out-of-state corporate entity and leased to a tribe for use in its casino operations, is preempted by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the Court’s “particularized inquiry” balancing test, see White Mountain Apache Tribe v. Bracker, 448 U.S. 136 (1980), where the tax does not infringe on any federal regulatory purpose contained in the IGRA, the tax does not interfere with any tribal sovereignty interests, and the tax supports relevant and important government interests, such as law enforcement, schools and health services.

Lower court decision here.

Rebecca Nagle Repudiating Oklahoma’s Factual Claims in McGirt/Murphy

Here is “Oklahoma’s Suspect Argument in Front of the Supreme Court — The state claims that affirming a reservation in eastern Oklahoma could lead to thousands of state criminal convictions being thrown out. But that argument doesn’t seem to be based on facts” from the Atlantic.

The briefs are here.