The federal judiciary is asking Congress for five additional district court judges in Oklahoma due to a drastic increase in district court filings after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year that recognized much of the eastern portion of the state as Native American lands.

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma held that land allotted by an 1832 treaty between the Muscogee Creek Nation and the U.S. government remains reservation land, limiting state jurisdiction and shifting prosecutions to federal or tribal courts in the eastern part of the state.