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Free press, restored benefits and OK vs. the Supreme Court
VNN Weekly Digest August 2-8
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Muscogee citizens to vote on free press amendment this September
(MUSCOGEE NATION) While American citizens, Native Americans are also citizens of their own sovereign nations. And not one of those nations has freedom of the press as a constitutional guarantee. But that could change this September, when Muscogee Nation citizens take to the polls to vote whether to amend their constitution.
A judge has temporarily restored extra unemployment payments for Oklahomans
(OKLAHOMA) An Oklahoma County Judge has temporarily reinstated extra benefits for unemployed Oklahomans that Gov. Kevin Stitt cut off early in late June.
Attorney General O’Connor Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn or Limit McGirt Decision
(OKLAHOMA) Attorney General John O’Connor Friday filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to overturn the 2020 McGirt ruling that held the state does not have jurisdiction to prosecute major crimes committed by Native Americans in a large portion of eastern Oklahoma, including the City of Tulsa.
And next week's Green Country forecast:
Severe storms expected into Monday
A few strong to severe storms will be possible, especially Sunday evening.
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