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Navajo Nation Supreme Court Decision in Tsosie v. Deschene

Opinion here. Based on the foregoing, by majority decision, the Court hereby enters a Permanent Writ of Mandamus against the Respondents. Under its administrative duties to implement the Election Code, the NEA is ordered to comply with 11 N.N.C. 44. … Continue reading

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Christopher Chavis Guest Post on the Chris Deschene Election Qualifications Controversy at Navajo

Christopher Chavis is a 3L at MSU College of Law, and a member of the Lumbee Nation. Like many other localities on the North American continent, the Navajo Nation is in the midst of an election year. And like many … Continue reading

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Link to Last Friday’s Native America Calling Show on Tribal Elections

Tribal Elections (listen)

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Native America Calling Show Today on Tribal Elections

Fletcher will be on Native America Calling, as well as MSU law student (on leave, due to recent successful election bid) Chris Mercier. Listen live. Here is the description: Friday, September 26, 2014 – Tribal Elections The 2014 midterm elections … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Emergency Motion to Allow Cherokee Freedmen to Vote

Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (N.D. Okla.): DCT Order Denying TRO Robin Mayes Motion for TRO News coverage here.

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Federal Court Effort to Enjoin Crow Creek Election Fails

Here are the materials in Wounded Knee v. Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Council (D. S.D.): DCT Order Dismissing Wounded Knee Complaint Tribal Court Complaint Tribal Court Motion for PI Proposed Tribal Court Order Tribal Court Order

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Federal Court Dismisses Long-Running Jamul Election and Land Disputes

Here is the opinion in Rosales v. United States (Ct. Cl.) — Rosales DCT Order Dismissing Complaints US Motion to Dismiss Rosales Complaints Rosales Opposition US Reply Brief

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GTB Constitution Reform Proposals (Uggh!)

From the Leelanau News: Problems apparent during the last tribal election are among factors spurring the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to call for establishment of a “Legislative Drafting Committee” which will review … Continue reading

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