Today's news from the U.S. Supreme Court affirms what we have said all along -- the best way forward is through collaboration, not wasteful legal fights. The 10th circuit's Hooper decision upheld tribal sovereignty and settled federal law – reaffirming that states and municipalities do not have criminal jurisdiction over Indians in Indian Country. Once again, we hope elected leaders throughout Oklahoma will join with tribes in meeting our shared public safety goals. I’m calling for collaboration, cooperation and an end to the attacks on tribal sovereignty.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.