The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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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."

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Latest Freedmen News

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on whether or not the Freedmen can sue the Cherokee Nation in federal court without the Nation's consent. Federal District Judge Henry Kennedy previously ruled that the Nation's sovereign immunity was waived by the Treaty of 1866 and the 13th Amendment. Hard to predict how this will go; Federal courts have been notoriously unsympathetic to tribal sovereignty.

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