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Half of Oklahoma state in Native American land -US SC

Half of Oklahoma state in Native American land -US SC

Washington, Jul 10 (UNI) The US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that about half of Oklahoma state belongs to Native Americans, in a landmark case that also quashed a child rape conviction.

The judges decided 5-4 that an eastern chunk of the state, including its second-biggest city, Tulsa, should be recognised as part of a reservation.

Jimcy McGirt, who was convicted in 1997 of raping a girl, brought the case, citing the historical claim of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to the land where the assault occurred.

Thursday's decision in McGirt v Oklahoma is seen as one of the most far-reaching cases for Native Americans before the highest US court in decades.

The ruling means some tribe members found guilty in state courts for offences committed on the land at issue can now challenge their convictions.

Only federal prosecutors will have the power to criminally prosecute Native Americans accused of crimes in the area.

Tribe members who live within the boundaries may also be exempt from state taxes, according to BBC news.

Some 1.8 million people - of whom about 15% are Native American - live on the land, which spans three million acres.

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