Tag Archives: Navajo Nation

Lezmond Mitchell v. U.S. Cert Petition

Here: Mitchell Cert Petition Questions presented: Petitioner, a Navajo, is a federal prisoner sentenced to death under the Federal Death Penalty Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3591-3599. Petitioner’s statements to the FBI constituted the primary evidence at his capital trial. The … Continue reading

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Update on Ongoing San Francisco Peaks and Arizona Snowbowl Litigation

Here are several documents recently released: Hopi Settlement Agreement and Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Navajo Nation concerned over Hopi settlement agreement with the City of Flagstaff 2016 03 11 -Press Release re Settlement with Flagstaff FINAL COPY News coverage: SETTLEMENT … Continue reading

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Suit against Navajo Housing Authority over Domestic Violence

Here: Press Release – Lawsuit Against NHA for Sex Discriminatio

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Federal Court Denies Reconsideration in N.M. Condemnation Action against Navajo; Certifies for Interlocutory Appeal

Here are the new materials in Public Service Co. of New Mexico v. Approximately 15.49 Acres of Land in McKinley County (D. N.M.): 107 Motion for Reconsideration 111 Navajo Response 114 US Response 117 Reply 27 DCT Order Denying Motion for … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Contract Gaming Atty RFP

Navajo DOJ is seeking a Contract Gaming Attorney. Through Navajo DOJ, the Attorney will provide legal services to the Navajo Nation Gaming Regulatory Office (NNGRO) working primarily on amendments, negotiations and implementations of the Arizona and New Mexico Tribal State … Continue reading

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Determination of Indian Child Case out of New Mexico Court of Appeals

Here. Based on the difficulties CYFD experienced in receiving evidence on Mother’s lineage and the Navajo Nation’s determination that Children are ineligible, we hold that Children are not eligible for enrollment with the Navajo Nation. Nevertheless, Father asserts that the … Continue reading

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News Profile of Navajo Voting Issues

Here is “Going Postal: How All-Mail Voting Thwarts Navajo Voters” from In These Times.

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Active Efforts and Burden of Proof ICWA Case out of NM Court of Appeals

Here. The court held that the burden for active efforts is clear and convincing evidence. In addition, that active efforts consists of more than reasonable efforts, citing to the 2015 Guidelines and other state court decisions. In this case, the … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Motion for Intervention and Motion to Dismiss in ICWA Goldwater Litigation

Intervention motion here. Motion to dismiss here. Additional documents in A.D. v. Washburn here.

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Navajo Nation Amicus Brief in Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

Here: Navajo Amicus Brief in Harris v Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

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