MUSKOGEE CREEK INDIAN FREEDMEN BAND
A recap from the public hearing on October 21, 2022, regarding a possible conflict.
"Judge Mouser stated that the case had languished long enough and that we would set a scheduling order on the case today."
In the District Court of the Muscogee Creek Nation
Creek Citizenship hearing set for April 4, 5, and 6, 2023
Please see the attached scheduling order for the Creek freedmen citizenship case in the District Court of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma.
What was the Potential conflict? Judge Mouser served on the MCN Supreme court from 2005 to 2011 as a Chief Justice for the MCN. For a relevant period during the potential conflict Judge Mouser was not the chief justice; she was an associate justice, where she denied the appeal on another Freedmen citizenship case. The Judge stated in her notice that she could be "fair and non-bias, courts are not infallible, and she is not infallible."
Judge Mouser states she feels this case deserves to see the light of day and would like to move forward as the Judge in the case. "If I am recused, the search for another judge will begin, and I can't tell you how long that will take, but there will be another delay."
The attorneys and clients for the Citizenship case decided to sign the waiver and move forward with Judge Mouser as the presiding Judge.
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band held a news conference to address a House resolution which would sever United States government ties with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma.
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band file formal lawsuit, demanding Creek citizenship be restored.