Short Circuit 175 | Tax Takings and Reservation Creation

Can the county foreclose on your house because you haven’t paid your taxes, and then just keep the rest of your equity? In Ohio, yeah, they can. That kind of sounds like a taking without just compensation, which is why Ohio attorney Emily White joined us to talk about her recent case at the Sixth Circuit. Then Kirby Thomas West of IJ takes us “up north” where a band of Native Americans argued their land is a reservation under some often-neglected, and often-dishonored, agreements with the federal government. It’s an all Sixth Circuit, all Big Ten, property rights edition of Short Circuit.

Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/short-circuit-175_otter.ai-FINAL.pdf
Harrison v. Montgomery County, https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/21a0103p-06.pdf
Oral argument in Harrison v. Montgomery County, https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/internet/court_audio/aud2.php?link=audio/04-29-2021%20-%20Thursday/20-4051%20Alana%20Harrison%20v%20Montgomery%20County%20OH.mp3&name=20-4051%20Alana%20Harrison%20v%20Montgomery%20County%20OH
Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians v. Whitmer, https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/21a0109p-06.pdf
McGirt v. Oklahoma, https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-9526_9okb.pdf
Thread on Oklahoma history, https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1288098856346034179.html
Emily White, https://www.dannlaw.com/attorney-profile/emily-white/
Kirby Thomas West, https://ij.org/staff/kirby-thomas-west/
Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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