Subject: Oklahoma's Latest Farm and Ranch News
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Date: 7/10/2020, 6:18 AM

Oklahoma's Latest Farm
And Ranch News

Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
Friday, July 10, 2020

Supreme Court Rules That Tribes Have Jurisdiction in Court Matters- Farm Bureau and the Cattlemen Weigh In
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a Denver Federal Appeals court decision that had upheld a state criminal prosecution on Indian land in eastern Oklahoma evoked responses from the tribes, State Officials, the Oil and Gas Business and Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the Oklahoma Cattlemen.

Perhaps the most worrisome comment though came from the dissenting position from the Supreme Court itself.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts warned in a dissenting opinion that the Court had sown confusion in the state’s criminal justice system and “profoundly destabilized” the state’s powers in eastern Oklahoma.

“The State’s ability to prosecute serious crimes will be hobbled and decades of past convictions could well be thrown out,” Justice Roberts wrote. “The decision today creates significant uncertainty for the State’s continuing authority over any area that touches Indian affairs, ranging from zoning and taxation to family and environmental law.”

Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesell said in a news release “Though Oklahoma Farm Bureau is concerned by the potential implications of the court’s ruling on landowners throughout eastern Oklahoma, we are hopeful and confident that Oklahoma and its tribes can successfully form a jurisdictional framework that protects and supports the economy, public safety and private property rights for all Oklahomans."

Michael Kelsey with the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association also reached our and gave us this statement last night- "While we are working to understand the scope of the ruling, OCA is committed to proactively working with the state, Oklahoma's tribes and the federal government to find solutions that provide jurisfictional certainty for all Oklahomans."

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