Understanding McGirt v. Oklahoma: Tribal Sovereignty and Federal Courts
In McGirt v. Oklahoma, the US Supreme Court heard arguments about Oklahoma’s jurisdiction over a crime committed on formerly disputed Indian Country land and affirmed the reservation boundaries of the Muscogee Creek Nation. This expert panel will discuss this historic decision and explore its implications for tribal sovereignty and federal court practice.
The Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center presents our STAR (Small, Tribal, and Rural) Justice Series. This series seeks to highlight an array of distinctive criminal justice issues affecting small, tribal, and rural areas across the United States.
Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Director, Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law
Federal Public Defender, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
Director, Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center, SMU Dedman School of Law
Philip H. Tinker
Attorney at Law, Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, Member of the Osage Nation