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Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries
Law | National
Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries (August 24, 2017)
A landmark decision that affirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact on cases in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation
Law | National
Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation (August 9, 2017)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma remain intact.

Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma
Law | National
Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma (August 8, 2017)
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation has secured a stunning court victory that not only reverses his death penalty conviction but also reaffirms the historic boundaries of his tribe's reservation.

Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer
Law
Navajo Nation citizen faces death penalty for murder of tribal officer (April 21, 2017)
Historically, the tribe has opposed capital punishment but views have changed in recent years in response to certain cases.

Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes
Law | National
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria sentenced to death for crimes (April 11, 2017)
Cherie Louise Rhoades was convicted of murdering four people, including her brother and niece, at the tribal offices in northern California.

Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murders
Law | National
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murders (January 11, 2017)
Cherie Rhoades murdered four people and injured two others in a February 2014 incident at the tribal offices.

Man charged with murder of Crow Tribe couple could face death
Law
Man charged with murder of Crow Tribe couple could face death (August 26, 2015)
A non-Indian man is now facing 12 charges in connection with a July 29 shooting on the reservation.

Nebraska ends death penalty in historic and close veto override
Law | National | Politics
Nebraska ends death penalty in historic and close veto override (May 28, 2015)
Nationally, the death penalty has impacted Native Americans at disproportional rates.

Steve Russell: Crime gods continue to demand human sacrifices
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Crime gods continue to demand human sacrifices (September 24, 2014)
Steve Russell discusses problems with the death penalty in the American justice system.

Supreme Court addresses use of IQ test in death penalty case
Law
Supreme Court addresses use of IQ test in death penalty case (May 28, 2014)
Opinion from divided court fell largely along ideological lines.

Steve Russell: Botched executions are test of government trust
Opinion
Steve Russell: Botched executions are test of government trust (May 1, 2014)
Steve Russell explores the botched execution of an African-American man in Oklahoma.

Indian  woman  spared  from death penalty under race bias law
Law
Indian woman spared from death penalty under race bias law (December 14, 2012)
A judge in North Carolina spared Christina Walters, a woman reported to be of Lumbee and Cherokee ancestry, under the state's Racial Justice Act. Walters was convicted of killing two...

Death row inmate cites a 'chaotic' upbringing on Navajo Nation
Law
Death row inmate cites a 'chaotic' upbringing on Navajo Nation (November 13, 2012)
A non-Indian death row inmate who lost a last minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday has said his life should be spared because he grew up on...

Canada again objects to death penalty for Blackfeet murders
Canada | Law
Canada again objects to death penalty for Blackfeet murders (May 22, 2012)
The Canadian government is once again objecting to the death penalty for a man who was convicted of murdering two young Blackfeet Nation cousins. Ronald A. Smith, a Canadian citizen,...

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