The United States Supreme Court will not hear the Osage Nation’s appeal in the reservation status case, which ends the 11-year-old legal battle with the Oklahoma Tax Commission on whether the Nation’s reservation was disestablished.
On Monday (June 27), the High Court filed a summary disposition of cases being considered. The case (Osage Nation v. Irby, et al.) is listed among those cases with petition denials, thus allowing the federal appeals court decision to stand. No explanation is listed for the Nation’s petition denial.