Supreme Court Oral Argument: McGirt v. Oklahoma

McGirt v. Oklahoma Oral Argument

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court heard oral argument via teleconference in McGirt v. Oklahoma. The case concerns states… read more

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court heard oral argument via teleconference in McGirt v. Oklahoma. The case concerns states versus federal criminal jurisdiction on Indian lands. Jimcy McGirt, a convicted sex offender in Oklahoma and a member of the Seminole Nation tribe, argues that the state in 1997 did not have jurisdiction to convict him of rape and other sex crimes on land believed to belong to the Creek Reservation. Under the Indian Major Crimes Act, any crime involving a Native American individual or victim that occurred on Indian land falls under federal jurisdiction. The justices were to rule on two issues. The first issue is whether the crime indeed happened on Indian land, and whether Congress disestablished this land. The issue of whether the land was disestablished came before the Court in 2018, but the justices did not issue a ruling. The second question was whether the state had jurisdiction to prosecute the case if it is not Indian land. close

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McGirt v. Oklahoma Oral Argument

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Program ID:
471673-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 11, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 13, 2020 | 10:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 11, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 11, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 11, 2020 | 9:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 12, 2020 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 12, 2020 | 2:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 13, 2020 | 10:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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