Navajo Nation Prevails in Voting Rights Case against San Juan County

Here is the order in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County (D. Utah):

213 DCT Order

An excerpt:

The County’s redistricting decisions predominated by racial classifications violate the Equal Protection Clause because they are not narrowly tailored to serve a compelling governmental interest and cannot survive strict scrutiny. On this basis, Navajo Nation is entitled to summary judgment on its first claim for relief. San Juan County’s motion for summary judgment is denied on the merits to the extent that it addresses the Equal Protection claim asserted in the first claim for relief, and denied as moot to the extent it addresses any other theory that could support Navajo Nation’s first claim. Because San Juan County Commission District Three violates the Equal Protection Clause, the districts in the County must be redrawn.

Briefs here.

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One Response to Navajo Nation Prevails in Voting Rights Case against San Juan County

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