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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Oliphant and the Freedmen

An excellent post from John Cornsilk's site pointing out something that had frankly never occurred to me: the intersection of the Freedmen Controversy and the Supreme Court's decision in Oliphant that essentially granted the right of extraterritoriality to white pedophiles and rapists who prey on Indian women and children in Indian Country.

On a related note: Chief Chad Smith's editorial at HuffPo and John's dissection of it.

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