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An appeals court upheld the death sentence for the only Native American on federal death row even though some judges questioned the necessity of the punishment.
Jimcy McGirt was sentenced to 500 years in prison, as well as life without parole, by the state of Oklahoma. His fate will be decided by the nation's highest court.
Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.
A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
A federal appeals court overturned an death row inmate’s conviction, saying attorneys in his case 'dropped the ball' by failing to challenge the state’s evidence.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.
All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.
Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.
There is no question that James McKinney murdered two people in 1991. But should he be put to death for it?
A decision from the nation's highest court could affect as many as 19 death row inmates in Arizona.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Oral arguments in a closely-watched reservation boundary case take place on November 27.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.
The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.
A landmark decision that affirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact on cases in Oklahoma.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma remain intact.
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.
Historically, the tribe has opposed capital punishment but views have changed in recent years in response to certain cases.
Cherie Louise Rhoades was convicted of murdering four people, including her brother and niece, at the tribal offices in northern California.
Cherie Rhoades murdered four people and injured two others in a February 2014 incident at the tribal offices.
A non-Indian man is now facing 12 charges in connection with a July 29 shooting on the reservation.
Nationally, the death penalty has impacted Native Americans at disproportional rates.
Steve Russell discusses problems with the death penalty in the American justice system.
Opinion from divided court fell largely along ideological lines.
Steve Russell explores the botched execution of an African-American man in Oklahoma.
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...
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...
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,...