The Local Crank

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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."

Monday, February 25, 2008

Expanding Indian Country

In a rare bit of good news, it appears very likely that the Oneida Nation will succeed in converting 13,000 acres out of a requested 17,000 in Oneida and Madison Counties in New York into trust. This is not, of course, the end; the decision will almost surely face litigation from those forces who have struggled to uphold the cherished legal principal that if you just steal something for long enough, you get to keep it. And they will continue to do so by arguing "fairness" and "equality" with a straight face.

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