Tag Archives: District of Utah

Federal Court Rejects San Juan County Remedial Maps, Orders Appointment of Special Master

Here is the order in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 397 DCT Opinion An excerpt: For the reasons below, San Juan County’s remedial plans fail to pass constitutional muster. Specifically, the court concludes race was the predominant factor … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Dispute over Nonmember Property Boundary Line Dispute on Ute Reservation

Here are the materials in Austin v. Dietz (D. Utah): 12 Motion to Dismiss 12-2 Motion to Dismiss First Tribal Court Suit 12-3 Motion to Dismiss Second Tribal Court Suit 12-4 Tribal Court Panel Decision 13 Response 15 Reply 28 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Orders LDS to Exhaust Navajo Court Remedies

Download(PDF): Doc. 40 Memorandum Decision and Order Link to previous posts and materials: The Atlantic: Why Several Native Americans Are Suing the Mormon Church, LDS Family Services’ Federal Motion for TRO Against Navajo Tribal Court

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The Atlantic: Why Several Native Americans Are Suing the Mormon Church

Links: Sunday’s article by Lilly Fowler, earlier post with briefs Excerpt: The location where the cases are litigated will prove crucial. These lawsuits have been filed in Navajo Nation District Court in Window Rock, Arizona. But the LDS Church is … Continue reading

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Navajo Voting Rights Case Fails in Utah

Here are the materials in Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 94-motion-for-pi 108-opposition 112-reply 129-dct-order

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Ute Tribe Files in Federal Court to Prohibit Employment Claim in State Court

Download complaint in the matter of Ute Indian Tribe v. Honorable Lawrence, 16-cv-00579 (D. Utah) State action is titled Lynn Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al., Case No. 140908394, Third District Court Link to previous … Continue reading

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LDS Family Services’ Federal Motion for TRO Against Navajo Tribal Court

Here are the materials in the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, et al v. RJ et al, 16-cv-00453 (D. Utah): Doc. 2 Complaint for Declaratory Judgment Doc. 3 Motion for Temporary Restraining Order/Preliminary … Continue reading

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US Prevails in FTCA Suit by Estate of Dr. James Redd

Here are the materials in Estate of Redd v. United States (D. Utah): 53 US Motion for Summary J 59 Opposition 66 Reply 69 DCT Order An excerpt: This case arises out of the tragic suicide of Dr. James D. … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission Sues San Juan County over Voting Rights

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission v. San Juan County (D. Utah): San Juan County Voting Rights – Complaint 2-25 – FINAL

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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 … Continue reading

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