Former US Attys Call In Congress On Okla. Reservation Case

Law360 (February 13, 2020, 7:53 PM EST) -- Eight former U.S. attorneys said Congress is the only avenue for tackling issues of tribal, federal and state jurisdiction, lodging an amicus brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case over jurisdictional questions on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's historical reservation.

The former U.S attorneys said it's Congress' exclusive role to assess and adjust the jurisdictional division of authority among tribal and state law enforcement and authorities on the Muscogee (Creek) reservation.

"Even if the Court believes Congress has been unclear or delinquent as to the status of the Reservation, it is not for this Court to fashion a remedy — that is the...

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