NAICJA Expresses Concern over Alleged Nooksack Attacks on Judicial Independence


NAICJA Press Release – Judicial Independence

An excerpt:

The Board of Directors of the National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA)—the only membership association of tribal court judges and tribal court personnel in the nation—is concerned by the recent reports that the Nooksack Tribe terminated a tribal court judge because of a decision she rendered in an on-going disenrollment dispute. Although the NAICJA Board takes no position on the underlying controversy, the media coverage suggests that the judge was terminated for ruling against the tribal council. If that proves correct, the action represents a clear threat to judicial independence.

Former Nooksack Judge Susan Alexander released this letter/memorandum to the media a few weeks back:


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