In case you missed it, the Supreme Court docket on Thursday established an Indian reservation on three million acres of land in japanese Oklahoma. Wild. The 5-Four determination in McGirt v. Oklahoma may considerably have an effect on Sooners, and it is usually value noting as a result of it exhibits how Justice Neil Gorsuch’s textualist jurisprudence is careening in some odd instructions.
In 1997, Jimcy McGirt was convicted by the state of Oklahoma for molesting, raping and sodomizing his spouse’s four-year-old granddaughter. He later challenged his state conviction beneath the 1885 Main Crimes Act, which holds that “[a]ny Indian who commits” sure crimes inside “the Indian nation” should be tried in federal courts.