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Mon May 20, 2019, 11:18 AM

Supreme Court sides with Native American hunter as Gorsuch joins liberals

Source: The Hill 1

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming hunter charged with off-season hunting, ruling 5-4 that a 150-year-old treaty between a Native American tribe and the United States was still active and protected the man's rights.

Clayvin Herrera was charged in 2014 with off-season hunting, but he argued that an 1868 treaty between the U.S. and the Crow Tribe - of which he is a member - protected his ability to hunt at that time.

Wyoming had argued that the treaty was invalidated when it achieved statehood and lower courts agreed, leading to Herrera's conviction on the hunting charge.

The court sided with Herrera and found that the treaty with the tribe did not expire when Wyoming became a state in 1890. They also ruled against Wyoming's argument that Bighorn National Forest, where Herrera was hunting, was not "unoccupied lands" as required under the treaty.

Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/444538-supreme-court-sides-with-wyoming-hunter-as-gorsuch-joins-liberals?amp&__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Supreme Court sides with Native American hunter as Gorsuch joins liberals (Original post)
Jose Garcia May 2019 OP
DownriverDem May 2019 #1
turbinetree May 2019 #2
Duppers May 2019 #4
benld74 May 2019 #3
zentrum May 2019 #5
bluestarone May 2019 #6
MosheFeingold May 2019 #7

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 12:01 PM

1. Gee

too bad Roe v Wade can't be viewed as settled law. It's been around since 1973.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 12:28 PM

2. Maybe the justices should expand this too all the treaties

like giving land back to the Natives, and the sacred grounds, ....................Gorsuch is still a hypocrite and should not have been put on the bench...............................this case truly exposes more than just Gorsuch re-affirming this man and his tribes Natives rights............................I just wonder if Gorsuch knows what the Termination Act and Allotment Act are all about........................here lets remind him......................and others, and as for Wyoming to have filed the suit just shows and exposes the state to how much they are when it comes to racism..............they are more about there libertarian statehood than treaties........................................this "state" and others violated treaties from the get go...................that is a simple fact...........................

https://nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1511


https://iltf.org/land-issues/history/

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Mon May 20, 2019, 01:09 PM

4. Amen to that.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 12:36 PM

3. Now if he halted oil drilling on his land under a similar precedence,,,

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Response to benld74 (Reply #3)

Mon May 20, 2019, 01:46 PM

5. Good point.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:43 PM

6. AWESOME!!

I figured this had a snowball chance in hell of Clayvin winning this! I'm surprised and VERY happy for him and ALL Native Americans!!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 02:52 PM

7. Pretty happy about this

A deal's a deal.

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