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Tribal court orders April 21 election for Navajo president

ARIZONA – The Navajo Nation’s high court ordered the tribe Friday to hold a long overdue presidential contest without further delay.

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court issued an order that calls for a special election to take place as scheduled on April 21. 112 more words


Voter registration underway for Navajo election

NEW MEXICO – The last day to register to vote in the upcoming Navajo Nation presidential election is March 23.

In February, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court ordered the election administration to conduct the presidential election between candidates Joe Shirley Jr. 116 more words


Ninth Circuit Holds Strate Governs Navajo Civil Jurisdiction over Nonmembers on State Highways

Here is the unpublished memorandum. An excerpt:

Appellants conceded at oral argument that the Navajo Nation has not retained the right to exclude nonmembers on U.S. 47 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Update in Navajo Nation Election Dispute

Here is “Navajo Nation presidential candidate suffers setback after ruling” reporting that the Navajo President vetoed the bill that would have allowed Chris Deschene to remain on… 121 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

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.

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