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 piece, “Dozens of Native Americans Could Get Out of Prison Because of This Supreme Court Decision,” explains the effects of the ruling and how “[i]n addition to granting hundreds of Native prisoners a second chance, the Supreme Court’s decision also has a tangible, emotional impact for Native people, who have watched their land rights deteriorate over decades. 

Lauren Klosinski

ALI Staff

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