NABIKIYATI COMMITTEE IS NOW ON LEGISLATION 0031-15: AN ACT RELATING TO LAW AND ORDER, NAABIK’IYATI AND NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL, AMENDING NAVAJO NATION CODE TITLE 7 BY REQUIRING NAVAJO NATION SUPREME COURT JUSTICES TO HOLD A JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE.
NAABI DEBATING PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO REQUIRE ONLY ONE OF THREE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES TO HAVE LAW DEGREE.
DELEGATE ALTON SHEPHERD
it’s realy up to land & order committee, council, president to evaluate, recommend and select a candidates for supreme court and that candidates are preferred to have law degrees. what about having referendum on judicial branch regarding election of judges, increasing supreme court membership, etc. So can we gather everything together and sing kumbaya. we are in a different environment now.
DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE
the original legislation required all three supreme court justices to have law degrees. this amendment would require only one supreme court justice to have law degree.
DELEGATE NELSON BEGAYE
i agree that we should hold off and do in the right way. i agree with honorable Shepherd and start all over. a couple of things have changed. and we will be talking about referendum.
DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY
May 15 Law & Order committee report that shows we supported. if you look at overstriken words,