Earlier this year, the court decided to reduce the scope of its 2020 verdict.
Following a Supreme Court decision in 2020, Oklahoma will argue its case against Native American tribes in the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday. The issue, which has been pending since then, concerns the state’s authority to prosecute anyone convicted of crimes on Native American lands.
A ruling in the 2020 McGirt case, which the state alleges has caused uncertainty in its courts, was narrowed earlier this year after the court agreed to narrow it.
Regarding Victor Castro-Huerta, the state’s appeal is focused on the 5-year-old stepdaughter who was charged with malnourishment and who has since agreed to a plea deal and is awaiting punishment, according to the state.