Tag Archives: District of Utah

Important Public Meeting Announcement in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County Case

Links: Public Meeting Announcement(PDF), previous posts The court will hold public meetings in Monticello and Bluff to receive public input on proposed preliminary County Commission and School Board election districts. Meeting Details: Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Time: 10:30 am … Continue reading

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Special Master Appointment in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County

On September 29, 2017, the Court in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County issued an order appointing Dr. Bernard Grofman, University of California, Irvine, to serve as Special Master and oversee redistricting of the County’s School Board and Commission election … Continue reading

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Federal Court Orders San Juan County Voting Rights Suit to Trial

Here are the materials in Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 93 Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims 99 Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims 106 Reply 141 County Motion for Summary J 144 Navajo Motion for Summary … Continue reading

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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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