Also in Slate, Mark Joseph Stern’s “Why Gorsuch Keeps Joining the Liberals to Affirm Tribal Rights.“
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.
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 NPR gets in on the action: “Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Native American Land.”
Here is the petition in Rogers County Board of Tax Roll Corrections v. Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.:
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.
The briefs are here.