Have you read the JAT's ruling on the Smith Residency hearing? They said it was proved that Smith had 2 residences and yet they said he could run for office?
I researched the Cherokee Law. The statutes state a candidate must have a 'bona fide permanent residence' within the historic boundries of the Cherokee Nation. The statutes also state 'residence is synonomous with domicile' which means residence is defined the same as domicile. You can only have one domicile and cannot establish a new one unless you abandon the first domicile.
Since Smith has domicile in Sapulpa long before he rented his apartment in Tahlequah and he still, by his own testimony, goes back to the Sapulpa residence regularly to be with his wife and children I don't see how the JAT could rule the way they did.
This is a good example of why our Justices should be elected and not appointed by the Chief!