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GovExec Daily: The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Decreased Autonomy for Tribes

Indigenous legal scholar M. Alexander Pearl joins the podcast to discuss last month's high court decision.

In a decision last month, the Supreme Court ruled that state governments have the authority to prosecute certain cases on tribal lands. As with many of the decisions this term, the ruling was not without controversy, with one tribal leader saying the decision goes against the “basic principles of congressional authority and Indian law.”

M. Alexander Pearl is a law professor at the University of Oklahoma law school and an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. He is a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of indigenous legal issues and statutory interpretation. He joined the podcast to discuss the Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta Supreme Court decision.

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