News Profile of Elem Pomo Disenrollments/Banishments; Attorney Withdraws Representation

Here is “Elem Pomo File Federal Suit Against Banishment.

Here is the complaint in John et. al. v. Garcia et. al., 16-cv-02368 (N.D. Cali.)

An excerpt:

At this time it is unclear who will be defending the federal suit, Boland said. Last week, the Elem Colony Executive Committee’s longtime general counsel, Tony Cohen, publicly stated that he withdrew his representation in a blog post.

He said that in his 35 years practicing Indian law, “I have always worked to improve the lives of tribal members and have never helped tribal governments to be oppressors.”

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One Response to News Profile of Elem Pomo Disenrollments/Banishments; Attorney Withdraws Representation

  1. Michael Racho says:

    I am proud to know Mr. Cohen…
    I respect his commitment to tribal law. As a former chairman to a local native tribe, I can honestly say that his act of self removal of tribal representation to the Elem Colony shows the true integrity of a tribal attorney…

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