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first_imgDNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Native American hunter from Montana won his case at the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying treaty rights for the Crow Tribe and overturning a state fine for poaching.In a 5-4 decision, the court sided with Clayvin Herrera in his appeal of an $8000 fine from Wyoming in 2014 for hunting elk off-season, without a license in the state’s Bighorn National Forest.The decision clarifies court precedent that historical treaty rights between the U.S. government and Native American tribes did not implicitly end when a territory became a state.Herrera argued that an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the federal government explicitly protected a right to hunt on “unoccupied lands” at any time. Wyoming claimed that the right disappeared when the state entered the union, and when the federal forest land was designated, making it “occupied.”“We disagree,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote of Wyoming’s argument in the majority opinion. “The Crow Tribe’s hunting right survived Wyoming’s statehood, and the lands within Bighorn National Forest did not become categorically ‘occupied’ when set aside as a national reserve.”Sotomayor, who was joined on the opinion by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch, invoked the court’s precedent that “Congress must clearly express any intent to abrogate Indian treaty rights.”“First, the Wyoming Statehood Act does not show that Congress intended to end the 1868 Treaty hunting right,” Sotomayor writes. “Nor is there any evidence in the treaty itself that Congress intended the hunting right to expire at statehood, or that the Crow Tribe would have understood it to do so.”As for whether a national forest constitutes “occupied” land, the majority wrote that the reserve could not be categorically considered such. But they left open the door for Wyoming to argue in lower court that a narrowly defined area in which Herrera was hunting was in fact occupied.In a dissent, Justices Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh called the majority’s reasoning “plainly contrary” to two Supreme Court precedents: an 1896 case which suggested that some Indian treaty rights extinguished with statehood, and a 1995 case which said Crow hunting rights had lapsed.“This interpretation of the treaty is debatable,” Alito wrote of the majority decision. “Even if the court’s interpretation of the treaty is correct, its decision will have no effect if the members of the Crow Tribe are bound under the… holding that the hunting right conferred by that treaty is no longer in force.”The majority concluded that a 1999 Native American treaty-rights case “repudiated” and “undercut” the reasoning in the earlier decisions from 1896 and 1995.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Horse Sport Enews Tags: Mario Deslauriers, show jumping, Winter Equestrian Festival, Bertram Allen, Bardolina 2, Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI5*, Pacino Amiro, SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Email*center_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The highlight class of the seventh week of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) was the $401,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI5*, and Bertram Allen (IRL) was brilliant with Pacino Amiro, owned by Aiden McGrory, for victory on Saturday, February 27.WEF 7 concludes on Sunday, February 28, with the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5* and $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix CSI2*. Spectators can watch feature classes live and on demand for free using the livestream.Riding over a challenging course set by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA) and Andy Christiansen (ECU) that featured the open water, a triple combination, and two double combinations, five riders found the path to a clear round and advanced to the jump-off out of 40 starting entries.The first to return for the jump-off were Lorcan Gallagher (IRL) and VDL Cartello, owned by Heathman Farm, LLC. They had one rail down to finish in fifth place in 38.47 seconds.Immediately following, Allen and Pacino Amiro sped through the course in 35.32 seconds, a time that couldn’t be caught by the remaining three competitors.“There was no real standard set before I went in because Lorcan obviously had a fence down,” said Allen, “and there were only three coming after me, but they were obviously three very, very good ones on fast horses. I know my guy is fast, and with only five in it, the worst case I was fifth. I was going to give it a good shot, and thankfully it came off.”Mario Deslauriers (CAN) and Bardolina 2, a 12-year-old Holsteiner mare by Clarimo x Landos owned by Wishing Well Farm LLC, were clear and off the pace in 37.62 seconds for third place.“When I saw Bertram go, I was walking next in the ring and I said, ‘That’s going to be hard to catch for me,’” said Deslauriers. “My horse has a big stride, but she is not the fastest horse, and she can sometimes be a little finicky to ride so I thought I went as fast as I could. I was trying to leave all the jumps up and see where I end up, but I was very pleased. She jumped great tonight.”In a class stacked with Irishmen, it was Daniel Coyle and Ariel Grange’s Legacy, an 11-year-old Zangersheide mare by Chippendale Z x Bon Ami, who came closest to Allen’s leading time. They were clear in 37.11 seconds to finish in second place.“Anything Bertram does in the jump-off is usually hard to follow or catch,” said Coyle. “I knew before I went in that was going to be a challenge so I just stuck to my own plan and if it was good enough, great, and if not, there will be lots more. It’s Legacy’s first class under the lights this year, and I always have huge, huge expectations of her.”Aiming for his third five-star class win of the week, Daniel Deusser (GER) was the final competitor in the jump-off. Riding Stephex Stables’ Killer Queen VDM (who won the four-star grand prix in WEF 4), Deusser made a strong effort, but a downed rail in 35.62 seconds put them just off the podium in fourth place.Allen and Pacino Amiro, who led the victory gallop during WEF 2 in the Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup, were riding in only their second five-star grand prix under the lights. It was an impressive finish for the nine-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by Pacino x NC Amiro, who was also in the jump-off during the WEF 5 five-star grand prix.“The last grand prix I suppose I was stepping into the unknown a little bit with him,” admitted Allen. “He had never jumped a five star or been under the lights, and he handled it very well. Tonight, I was a bit more confident that I knew that he could do it, so I was just hoping that he was going to be on form. He was even better again tonight.”Allen has been riding Pacino Amiro since he was seven years old and developed him as a young horse. “He’s a little bit of a special character, and I know him very, very well,” he described. “Since week one he’s gotten better and better, and he is a lovely horse who wants to try his best all the time and learn.”Watch the press conference with the top three riders:Video Playerhttps://pbiec-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/video/WEF/2021/Marketing/CSI5_2.27.21_Press%20Conference.mp400:0000:0008:49Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.With many competitions cancelled in Europe this winter, Allen was thankful to be able to compete in Wellington once again.“It’s brilliant,” he said. “I was here for a bit of the season [in 2020] and that got cut short, and then it was very start and stop and a lot of the time with no shows. To be here consistently jumping at a very high level, we are all very lucky and make the most of it.”Final Results: $401,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI5*1. PACINO AMIRO: 2012 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Pacino x NC AmiroBERTRAM ALLEN (IRL), Aiden McGregory: 0/0/35.322. LEGACY: 2010 Zangersheide mare by Chippendale Z x Bon AmiDANIEL COYLE (IRL), Ariel Grange: 0/0/37.113. BARDOLINA 2: 2009 Holsteiner mare by Clarimo x LandosMARIO DESLAURIERS (CAN), Wishing Well Farm LLC: 0/0/37.624. KILLER QUEEN VDM: 2010 BWP mare by Eldorado Vd Zeshoek x Derly Chin De MuzeDANIEL DEUSSER (GER), Stephex Stables: 0/4/35.625. VDL CARTELLO: 2007 Holsteiner stallion by Carani x LordLORCAN GALLAGHER (IRL), Heathman Farm, LLC: 0/4/38.476. EDDIE BLUE: 2009 KWPN gelding by VDL Zirocco Blue x MarlonDEVIN RYAN (USA), LL Show Jumpers LLC: 1/76.027. DONATELLO 141: 2011 Westphalian gelding by Diarado x Lamoureux IASHLEE BOND (ISR), Little Valley Farms: 4/70.498. KATANGA VAN HET DINGESHOF: 2010 BWP mare by Cardento 933 x Tabelle DIngeshod ZNICOLA PHILIPPAERTS (BEL), Nicola Philippaerts: 4/71.189. CLOONEY 51: 2006 Westphalian gelding by Cornet Obolensky x FerragamoMARTIN FUCHS (SUI), Luigi Baleri: 4/71.3010. BULL RUN’S RISEN: 2006 KWPN gelding by Utopie x IndoctroKRISTEN VANDERVEEN (USA), Bull Run Jumpers, Inc: 4/72.14last_img read more

first_imgThe weekly half-hour classes, broadcast on YouTube, are set to cover everything from ‘International health in global governance after the First World War’ to ‘Biomedically-engineered bubbles.’  There have been similar online lecture events across the University. Oxford Sparks, a project aimed at showcasing the University’s scientific research and teaching, is hosting several live Q&As a week through its ‘Science at Home’ campaign.  The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Torch, is organising ‘In Conversation’ events through the Humanities Cultural Programme in its ‘Big Tent – Live Events!’ series. ‘Oxford Answers’, run by the Saïd Business School, is aiming to “help leaders respond to an unprecedented period of turmoil” through their virtual events.   On the Oxford at Home page on their website, they add: “We’re proud to be at the forefront of global efforts to understand COVID-19 pandemic and protect our communities. But our huge range of inspiring experts, world-class teaching staff and eager researchers still have a great deal to share. So take time out of your day to connect with #OxfordatHome and be inspired!” The Oxford University Twitter account announced the initiative on Thursday, describing the events as “*free* weekly talks about everything and anything we research.” The first Oxford at Home event, ‘Garden Safari – the five groups of insects that dominate your garden’ taught by Dr Lindsay Turnbull, broadcast last Friday and has been viewed by over 1,500 people so far. It encouraged interactive participation beyond the livestream with a downloadable worksheet and posts tagged with #backgardenbiology. center_img Last Friday, the University of Oxford launched ‘Oxford at Home’, a series of online ‘tutorial’-style livestreams open to the public.  Tutorials, the main teaching style Oxford uses for most subjects, are known for being discussion-based. The series introduces this interaction between the academic and the audience by allowing viewers of the livestream to ask questions through the youtube comment section or by using #oxfordathome. Image credit to Jorge Royan / Wikimedia Commons In addition to their main ‘Oxford at Home’ series on Fridays, similar discipline-based livestreams are taking place throughout the week, all available through the main ‘Oxford at Home’ page. last_img read more

first_imgIS IT TRUE that some of our elected officials seemly have forgotten that the first amendment to the U. S. Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the rights of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievance”?IS IT TRUE that the pending impeachment of President Donald Trump impeachment is starting to draw local attention?  …protesters on both sides of the impeachment of President Donald Trump issue are taking to the streets of Evansville? ..the rights of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievance is beginning to take hold in downhome Evansville?IS IT TRUE that many small-town Mayors across the country are suffering from a new political disorder called “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome (BDS)”?… “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome” is what causes small town Mayors to look in the mirror and start singing “Hail to the Chief” because this political disorder makes them believe because they have been elected Mayor in places that have no national visibility at all that they can follow Mayor Pete’s path to become President of the United States? IS IT TRUE that today’s “Readers Poll” question is: How do you rate the overall performance of the current Evansville City Council?We are pleased to provide obituaries from area funeral homes at no cost.  We are also pleased to announce that we are now providing news from all the area High Schools.  Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them. IS IT TRUE that we are that Democrat Amy Back is going to run for the Vanderburgh County Council At-Large seat?  …we are told that Amy has an impressive resume that makes her uniquely qualified to serve on the Vanderburgh County Council?  …we are also told if she decides to run for the Vanderburgh County Council seat she will make one heck of a candidate? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that 1st District County Commissioner Ben Shoulders (D) is running for re-election and will have over $125,000 in the bank by December 31st?…that Commissioner Shoulders will be the first person to win re-election as a District One Commissioner since Rick Borries did 28 years ago? IS IT TRUE we wonder when the City Of Evansville will announce that it time to rebid the lucrative contract for “Street Sweepers”? IS IT TRUE we hope that someone with common business and political sense with come forward and encourage the Indiana Governor to push our lawmakers to approve simulcast horse racing at casinos soon as possible?  …if the Indiana power brokers delay this decision the Commonwealth of Kentucky will have the upper hand in generating future gaming dollars because they will have both casino and simulcast gaming? IS IT TRUE that the EVSC’s Superintendent has received a base salary of $160,000, $20,000 in deferred compensation, and $750 per month for a car allowance in 2011, the year he was hired?  …in 2017, Dr. Smith’s pay had increased to $241,787, which was $52,000 more than he made seven (7) years prior and over $140,000 more than Evansville’s Mayor and Police Chief made in 2017? …we are also told that the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County would be amazed to learn what he was paid in 2018 and 2019?IS IT TRUE we wonder if local attorney Charles Berger has ever received the information he requested from the EVSC? IS IT TRUE when small-town politicians that preside over an increasing crime rate and a mediocre economy get national attention, every pissant politician who rides in parades hearing “Hail to the Chief” in their own mind catches “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome”?…that this political disorder may be contagious enough to infect the thinking of current Mayors too?…it may already have done so? If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers IS IT TRUE that the 3rd District County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave (R) is running for re-election and will have over $100,000 in the bank by December 31st? …Commissioner Musgrave, will also make history by becoming the first female to ever be elected three (3) times as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner? IS IT TRUE we are extremely pleased with the way that Lieutenant  Governor Suzanne Crouch is representing the people of this State? IS IT TRUE the CCO readers voted in a recent “Readers Poll” that they feel the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville should be turned into a Military Museum by an overwhelming margin?  …we are told that this historic military facility is currently known as a “Bingo Parlor”?IS IT TRUE on Monday we posted a comment that we hope that members of the Evansville City Council would defer any decision to increase the proposed monthly “Single -Stream” recycling fee to 25% for City residents at this evening’s Council meeting?  …we hope that members of City Council would have taken a little more time to study this issue?  …that sound business principles dictate that no one should negotiate under pressure? …we are disappointed they didn’t heed our advice?IS IT TRUE that Monday evening was the final official meeting of the current Evansville City Council?  …we are told that local historians may give the outgoing Evansville City Council members mixed reviews concerning how they addressed “Good Public Policy” issues over the last four years? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that is no greater ambassador of goodwill than a homegrown non-partisan community newspaper?  …that local newspapers can serve as a “Community Watchdog” by sounding the alarm when the citizen’s rights are being violated? …we realize that a community can have no greater ambassador of goodwill than one which keeps its citizens informed about their accomplishments, failure, and triumphs? IS IT TRUE we wonder if any of our readers have seen any “Street Sweepers” in action during the last 6 months?  …if so, did anyone observe the “Street Sweepers” deposit any water on the roadway while cleaning the streets?last_img read more