SCOTUS Sides with Native American Man Charged with Off-season Hunting - Articles

All Content

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 20, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming hunter charged with off-season hunting, ruling 5-4 that a 150-year-old treaty between a Native American tribe and the United States was still active and protected the man's rights, The Hill reports. Clayvin Herrera was charged in 2014 with off-season hunting, but he argued that an 1868 treaty between the U.S. and the Crow Tribe — of which he is a member — protected his ability to hunt at that time. Conservative Justice Neal Gorsuch sided with the court's liberal justices to tip the scales in Herrera's favor.