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Turtle Talk Voters Confirm Worcester v. Georgia as Greatest Case (Again) in the Supreme Court Tournament

Sorry for the delay. Lots been happening. But as expected you all voted Worcester v. Georgia as the Greatest Case in the Turtle Talk poll, beating out Williams v. Lee badly — 70 percent to 30 percent (83 out of … Continue reading

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Turtle Talk Greatest Cases Poll Concludes with Final Round

Today, I will reluctantly present the final round of the Turtle Talk Greatest Cases Tournament. I am reluctant because it mostly was fun to do this, and I don’t really want it to end. So I’ll keep doing them. They’re … Continue reading

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Greatest Cases Seminfinal Results

Here are the results, so we now know the top two cases. (1) Worcester v. Georgia defeats (20) Merrion v. Jicarilla Apache Tribe: 63 percent to 36 percent The last practical sovereignty case bites the dust in favor the case … Continue reading

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Turtle Talk Greatest Cases Semifinals (and Recap of the Tourney so far)

Now we’re down to the final four cases. Because of the strange and arbitrary way I did the seeding (the older the case, the higher the seed), some incredibly important cases never made it to the second or third rounds. … Continue reading

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Greatest Cases Tournament Quarterfinal Results

Here you go. None of them were very close, but none were huge blow-outs, either. Quarterfinal #1 (1) Worcester v. Georgia defeats (9) Menominee Tribe v. United States — 79 to 21 percent Worcester, the king of the olden era … Continue reading

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Greatest Cases Quarterfinals

We’re down to the final eight. Here are the match-ups: (1) Worcester v. Georgia versus (9) Menominee Tribe of Indians v. United States Menominee Tribe has made an amazing Cinderella run, and remains one of my personal favorites, despite its … Continue reading

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Greatest Cases Results for Round of 16 — Second Series

You’ve been waiting all day, I bet, for the results of this round. Well, here it is (I was busy). (3) Ex parte Kan-Gi-Shun-Ca (Crow Dog) defeats (14) Bryan v. Itasca County — 73 percent to 27 percent Crow Dog … Continue reading

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Greatest Cases Tournament Round of 16 — Second Series

Here is the next batch: (3) Ex parte Kan-Gi-Shun-Ca (Crow Dog) (109US556) vs. (14) Bryan v. Itasca County (426US373) This is a good match-up, with the principles of both cases blending nicely, as one careful commentator observed, to preserve tribal … Continue reading

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Results from First Series in the Round of 16

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 … Continue reading

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Turtle Talk Greatest Cases Round of 16 — First Series Match-ups

We’ve moved on to the next pairings in the Round of 16 (or octofinals or whatever). Here is the first set of pairings (vote before 1 PM eastern/10AM pacific Tuesday): (1) Worcester v. Georgia (31US515) vs. (16) Santa Clara Pueblo … Continue reading

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