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Benny

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

orlbucfan
orlbucfan

Man, this fruitloop needs to be booted out of office. I don’t care what the law is!

LieparDestin

Benny
Benny

Looks like I contacted the c-19. So far it has discovered and exacerbated a sinus infection.

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orlbucfan
orlbucfan

Oh no, Ms. Benny! How are you holding up?

Benny

feels like a supercharged sinus infection.

orlbucfan

Please keep us in the loop. Get well!!!

orlbucfan
orlbucfan

T and R x 2 w/thanks, jcb!! ☮️🙂👍I sure do envy you and the Bennys. You all can vote for actual humans, not crooked troglodytes like we’ve got down here.🤬💩

LieparDestin

orlbucfan

LD, I can’t tell you how glad I am to see you back on here and posting! 🙂

LieparDestin

Thanks orl! Happy to see all the familiar faces!

LieparDestin

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3541402-supreme-court-narrows-sovereignty-for-oklahoma-tribes/

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Oklahoma authorities can prosecute certain crimes on Native American lands, narrowing a landmark victory that tribes in the state had won from the court just two years ago.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the decision for a 5-4 majority, ruling that both state and federal law enforcement have jurisdiction to prosecute certain crimes committed in tribal territory.

“We conclude that the Federal Government and the State have concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by non-Indians against Indians in Indian country,” Kavanaugh wrote.

He was joined in the majority by Chief Justice John Roberts as well as Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Amy Coney Barrett.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, a member of the court’s conservative wing, joined the three liberal justices in dissent.

Gorsuch, who wrote the landmark 2020 ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma that found much of the state belongs to the Muscogee Nation, said in his dissent on Wednesday that the majority is defying the country’s history in establishing sovereignty for Native American reservations.

“Now, at the bidding of Oklahoma’s executive branch, this Court unravels those lower-court decisions, defies Congress’s statutes requiring tribal consent, offers its own consent in place of the Tribe’s, and allows Oklahoma to intrude on a feature of tribal sovereignty recognized since the founding,” Gorsuch wrote. “One can only hope the political branches and future courts will do their duty to honor this Nation’s promises even as we have failed today to do our own.

LieparDestin

From start to finish, the dissent employs extraordinary rhetoric in articulating its deeply held policy views about what Indian law should be,” Kavanaugh wrote. “The dissent goes so far as to draft a proposed statute for Congress. But this Court’s proper role under Article III of the Constitution is to declare what the law is, not what we think the law should be. The dissent’s views about the jurisdictional question presented in this case are contrary to this Court’s precedents and to the laws enacted by Congress.

LieparDestin

Torabs
Torabs

The pearl-clutching is absurd, agreed. But any notions of Roberts being a decent human being should be laid to rest after this ruling.

orlbucfan

Roberts was put on the Court to kiss Big Corp/Biz azz, pure and simple.

LieparDestin

Benny

I presume the Court has finished most of its business, and Ketaji Brown Jackson will be sworn in on Friday.

orlbucfan

Brown will be a good jurist. It’s sad that she’s in the minority, but she will make all AAs proud.