U.S. Supreme Court Denies Oklahoma’s Attempts to Overturn Landmark McGirt Ruling

On January 24, 2022, the Supreme Court declined to consider overturning its landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling.  The Court denied thirty-two petitions for certiorari from the State of Oklahoma that sought to overrule McGirt.

The Court’s denials of certiorari send a clear message to Oklahoma that the Court stands by the law and its ruling affirming the existence of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, and that it will not engage with Oklahoma’s political requests to overturn that ruling.

Kanji & Katzen, P.L.L.C., was honored to continue to represent the Muscogee (Creek) Nation as amicus curiae opposing Oklahoma’s many petitions.  The Court’s denials are a testament to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s continued exercise of robust sovereignty, its efforts to ensure public safety for all Reservation residents, and the strength and persistence the Nation has demonstrated throughout its history.

The order list denying certiorari is here.