U.S. Supreme Court To Reconsider Oklahoma Tribal Land Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear re-argument in the case of Carpenter v Murphy by the end of its term in December as the justices decide whether to uphold a court of appeals ruling that could lead to major tribal land restoration in Oklahoma.

As of Friday, no date has been set for the justices to hear re-arguments. A Supreme Court spokeswoman said the court convenes for a public session on October 7, and will hear arguments for three months.

The case involves the conviction of Patrick Murphy for the 1999 murder of a man named George Jacobs in Henryetta, Oklahoma.

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