[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - boundary=aboriginal_lands

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Thu Nov 29 06:01:39 UTC 2018

On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:21:28 -0600
Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> Not to mention in practice, this is something of a misnomer for most
> tribes in the US.  WaPo has an op-ed
> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/11/28/half-land-oklahoma-could-be-returned-native-americans-it-should-be/>
> about a pending SCOTUS case on this, that has a nonzero chance of
> redrawing state lines and affecting national autonomy for tribes..

The Supreme Court is pretty good at avoiding rulings with this sort
of broad effect, while still having the desired outcome for the
individuals involved. See, for example, the ruling in Hollingsworth v.
Perry and the refusal to review various related circuit-court decisions,
before a circuit split forced them to take up Obergefell v. Hodges.


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