Supreme Court decision is pivotal to Oklahoma Municipalities
Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down a decision in a pivotal case that will have an impact on Oklahoma municipalities. In conjunction with the State and Local Legal Center we have prepared the following information to help you better understand what happened with the court and how it might impact municipal government. Not to spoil the ending, but there is much we still don’t know and won’t until the State, Congress and the Tribes address jurisdictional issues created by the ruling. Yesterday Attorney General Mike Hunter and the Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole Nations released this joint statement in solidarity. Their message was encouraging for the future relationship between Oklahoma and the Tribes.