A citizen's view: A strict Supreme Court decision and salmon

 


In looking at the U.S. Supreme Court decisions at the end of June, it is heartening to see they are finally abiding by the Constitution and common sense instead of shooting from the hip regarding affirmative action.

If today’s court had been in office in 1974 there would be no such thing as the George Boldt decision giving one percent of the population fifty percent of all harvestable resources from state waters.

The backers of the Boldt decision pointed to the Point Elliot treaty of 1855 giving those rites to native tribes. The Point Elliott Treaty did no such thing. It plainly states in...



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