Navajo Judicial Branch meeting with Law & Order, 6.22.20

PROPOSED AGENDA OF THE LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE 24TH NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING – VIA TELECONFERENCEJune 22, 2020, 10:00 A.M.PRESIDING: Eugenia Charles-Newton, ChairwomanOtto Tso, Vice Chairperson LOCATION: Via Teleconference Meeting [ ] Eugenia Charles-Newton [ ] Otto Tso[ ] Vince James [ ] Edmund Yazzie[ ] Eugene TsoEugenia Charles-Newton Location: ______________________Vince James Location: ______________________Eugene […]

Navajo awarded $15.7M in Judicial Branch v. Interior lawsuit, 6.16.20

PRESS RELEASE – NAVAJO NATION AWARDED $15.7 MILLION IN LAWSUIT AGAINST DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR The Navajo Nation was awarded $15.7 million for the Department of Interior’s breach of contract to the Nation’s Judicial Branch. The order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was issued on Friday, June 12, 2020. The order […]

COVID19 pushes Navajo Judicial Branch to reduce staff, 3.17.20

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 17, 2020 JUDICIAL BRANCH ALLOWING CERTAIN EMPLOYEES TO WORK FROM HOME OR TAKE ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne issued an administrative order today allowing certain Judicial Branch employees to telecommute, or work from home, and for others to take administrative leave if they cannot work from home. The […]

Navajo Justice Days commemorate creation of Navajo court system

PRESS RELEASE – UPCOMING NAVAJO NATION JUSTICE DAYS COMMEMORATE THE CREATION OF THE NAVAJO COURT SYSTEM The public is invited as the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch observes Justice Day at its judicial districts throughout the months of April and May to commemorate the creation of the Navajo Nation’s own court system on April 1, 1959. […]

Navajo Nation Window Rock District Court shut down

The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch issued a news release at 3:10 p.m today, July 18, that the Navajo Nation.Window Rock District Court building has been evacuated due to a gas leak and will be closed for the remainder of the day. The Navajo Nation Supreme Court will accept filings for the Window Rock District Court. […]

Navajo Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice retiring on May 15

The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch announced in a press release on May 13 that Supreme Court Chief Justice Herb Yazzie was retiring and that his retirement was effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015. Yazzie issued the following statement: “After forty years working in the legal profession for the Diné and with thirty […]

Efforts renewed to get disqualified presidential candidate back on Navajo Nation ballot; Creating Navajo Nation uranium advisory commission; Increasing qualifications for Navajo Nation judges while watering down presidential qualifications

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Leonard Tsosie continues his fight to get disqualified presidential candidate Chris Deschene back on the special presidential election ballot. Tsosie goes before the Navajo Council’s Law & Order Committee with legislation 0013-15: “An Action relating to Law and Order, NAABIK’IYATI’ and The Navajo Nation Council; Amending 11 N.N.C.§§2,4,8,42,145 and 824 regarding […]