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Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket

Monday, April 15, 2019 By Acee Agoyo

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to add another Indian law case to its workload but tribes and their advocates are still paying close attention to the happenings in the nation's capital. 

Decisions are pending in two cases on the docket. But experts are predicting a long wait for a ruling in Carpenter v. Murphy, whose outcome will determine whether the reservation of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation continues to exist.
A hearing took place last November, with the state of Oklahoma and the Trump administration arguing that the reservation was diminished by Congress. But the court wasn't satisfied with the proceeding and, a week later, took the extraordinary step of ordering additional briefs from all of the parties in the case.

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