All Dockets Passed to May and Court Filing Counters Closed

The court clerk counters shall be closed effective immediately. All filings shall be submitted via email, facsimile, and or United Stated Postal Service. Parties and counsel shall look to the District Rules of Cherokee Nation Rules 1, 2, and 3 for guidance. (Supreme Court Rules 22, 23, and 24)

The regular District Court Friday dockets for March and April are hereby continued as follows:

March 20, 2020 continued to May 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

March 27, 2020 continued to May 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 3, 2020 continued to May 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 9, 2020 continued to May 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 17, 2020 continued to May 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM, and

April 24, 2020 continued to May 22, 2020 at 1:00PM.

The regular District Court Child Support docket for April is hereby continued from April 14, 2020 to May 19, 2020.

This order is subject to extension or modification as necessitated by this emergency.

For more information, please call court staff at (918) 207-3900.

SC-AD-20-01 Order Regarding the COVID-19

Justice E. Moses Frye, Jr.

Best noted as the principal author of the 1975 Cherokee Constitution, Frye was the son of former Principal Chief Edward M. Frye. After growing up in Sallisaw and Muskogee, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from Oklahoma University in 1941. A former brigadier general, Frye was a decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. After receiving a law degree in 1961 from Oklahoma City University, he served as a tax attorney for the Oklahoma Tax commission. Between 1962 and 1975, he acted as legal counsel to the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. From 1975 until his retirement in 1985, Frye taught various business education and business law courses as a professor at Oklahoma state University. He passed away in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the spring of 1989. Principal Chief Ross Swimmer appointed Frye to the Cherokee bench in 1979.


Biographical information taken from “The First Fifteen Years of the Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal” written by George N. Otey, III in 1990