McGirt Doesn't Back Tribe's Reservation Claim, 6th Circ. Told

Law360 (October 30, 2020, 9:26 PM EDT) -- The state of Michigan and several cities and counties told the Sixth Circuit on Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark McGirt ruling doesn't support the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians' bid to overturn a decision that the tribe never had a reservation.

The Little Traverse Bay Bands, which constitute a single federally recognized tribal entity, have argued that the high court's July ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation still exists backs the Bands' claim that their own reservation was created through the 1855 Treaty of Detroit.

Michigan, along with the cities, counties and...

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