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Federal appeals court rules Tulsa police lack jurisdiction to prosecute Native American for speeding

Posted on AllSides June 30th, 2023
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Tulsa lacks the jurisdiction to prosecute a Native American man cited by police for speeding because the city is located within the boundaries of an Indian reservation, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision on Wednesday, rejecting the city's argument that the Curtis Act, an 1898 federal law passed before Oklahoma became a state, gave the city jurisdiction over municipal violations committed by Native Americans. The court's ruling was based on the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2020 decision that found that much...

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