Yesterday, ReasonTV released a new video that showcases our client Peggy Fontenot and her case against the Attorney General of Oklahoma. If you’ll recall, last year, Oklahoma enacted a new law that limits who may market art as American Indian-made. Now, only those artists who are members of federally recognized tribes may do so. But Peggy is a member of a Virginia-recognized tribe, the Patawomeck, and she has been a successful and award-winning artist for over 30 years—even having her work displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Peggy seeks to have Oklahoma’s restrictive law declared unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as the Commerce and Supremacy clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
As we previously noted, we recently filed our motion for summary judgment in the federal district court in Oklahoma City, and this week we filed our response to the Attorney General’s own motion for summary judgment.
Watch the video here: