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Jensen v. EXC Cert Petition


Jensen Cert Petition

Questions presented:

1. Whether federal courts are free to ignore congressionally confirmed Indian treaty rights that impliedly reserve tribal jurisdiction over nonmember conduct within an Indian reservation, thereby effecting an impermissible judicial abrogation of those treaty rights.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Navajo Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Herb Yazzie Statement re Retirement

Statement from Navajo Nation Chief Justice Herb Yazzie

“After forty years working in the legal profession for the Diné and with thirty years working in Navajo Nation government, with a stint as Attorney General and more recently as Chief Justice, I will be retiring. 1,093 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Latest petition asks district court to stop Navajo Nation special election

ARIZONA – Four former members of the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors are asking the Window Rock District Court to suspend the April 21 special election for the tribe’s next president. 130 more words


Navajo president, lawmakers say tribe's high court overstepped its authority in election case

ARIZONA – Officials on the Navajo Nation say the tribe’s high court overstepped its authority in directing the tribal controller to fund a belated presidential election. 130 more words


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