Nobles v. North Carolina Cert Petition



Cert Petition

Questions presented:

The Major Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1153, grants the federal courts exclusive jurisdiction over listed offenses committed by an “Indian.”

The Questions Presented are:
I. How does one determine whether a defendant is an Indian?

II. Is Indian status a jury question?

Lower court materials here.

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.