The Law of American Indians Posts

Effects of McGirt v. Oklahoma on Sentencing

An article from Vice details how the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma could affect the lives and sentences of Native American’s convicted of crimes in the 3 million acres of eastern Oklahoma that is now recognized as “Indian Country.”

The Equal-Protection Challenge to Federal Indian Law

This article addresses a significant challenge to federal Indian law currently emerging in the federal courts. In 2013, the Supreme Court suggested that the Indian Child Welfare Act may be unconstitutional, and litigation on that question is now pending in the Fifth Circuit.