Ada — Oklahoma officials kept to their vow to begin a state court fight to determine water rights in southeastern Oklahoma. On Friday, the Oklahoma Attorney General petitioned the Oklahoma Supreme Court to assume original jurisdiction over water rights. In a news release, the state says it filed the motion after the "Chickasaw and Choctaw nations have aggressively pursued litigation in which they claim the right to all waters in the streams."
The tribes have argued treaties with the U.S. government must be resolved in federal court. See Sunday's Ada News for details and keep watching here for breaking developments.