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Supreme Court Gives State Governments More Power Over Native American Tribal Land

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Supreme Court Gives , State Governments More Power , Over Native American Tribal Land.
On June 29, the Supreme Court gave
state governments the authority to
prosecute certain cases on tribal land.
On June 29, the Supreme Court gave
state governments the authority to
prosecute certain cases on tribal land.
NBC reports that the decision undermines
centuries of legal precedent by
expanding the authority of states.
Tribal leaders and law experts say the ruling
comes as a heavy blow to the sovereignty
of tribes over their own land and governance. .
Elizabeth Reese, an assistant professor at Stanford Law
School, warns the ruling could embolden state government
to further diminish tribal nations' self-governance.
The decision, she says, would force tribal citizens to rely on, “institutions that are not designed to represent us
and that have historically fought against us.".
After fighting for our own independence,
and then negotiating this shared situation
with the federal government for so long,
it’s just an erosion of our ability to
be the governments that we are, Elizabeth Reese, assistant professor
at Stanford Law School, via NBC.
After fighting for our own independence,
and then negotiating this shared situation
with the federal government for so long,
it’s just an erosion of our ability to
be the governments that we are, Elizabeth Reese, assistant professor
at Stanford Law School, via NBC.
Specifically, the ruling gives state governments the authority to prosecute cases in which a non-Native person commits a crime against a Native person on tribal land.
Specifically, the ruling gives state governments the authority to prosecute cases in which a non-Native person commits a crime against a Native person on tribal land.
The decision overturns , almost 200 years , of Supreme Court precedent. .
Where this Court once stood firm, today it wilts. Where our predecessors refused to participate in one State’s unlawful power grab at the expense of the Cherokee,
today’s Court accedes to another’s, Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice, via NBC.
Where this Court once stood firm, today it wilts. Where our predecessors refused to participate in one State’s unlawful power grab at the expense of the Cherokee,
today’s Court accedes to another’s, Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice, via NBC

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