Parker's Court System

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Parker’s court was unusual until 1889. He became a lawyer in 1859. The Indian courts only involved Indians and Indian Territory have their own courts. Isaac moved to St. Joseph, Missouri to work in his uncle’s law firm. So many deaths he handed down during his 21 year as a federal justice. The District Court career Parker had, 79 people were hanged. The court has jurisdiction over the western counties of Arkansas and all of the Indian Territory. The District Court tried cases that arose between Indians and non Indians. The huge Indian reservation that covered what is now Oklahoma. In 1889, congress approved laws that allowed the Supreme Court of the U.S. to review Fort Smith death-penalty cases. The same year, a federal court system was established
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