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Navajo Nation Referendum to have five members of Navajo Supreme Court

Very little debate by Navajo Council’s Naabik’iyati Committee on Legislation 0156-15: AN ACT RELATING TO LAW AND ORDER, NAABIK’IYATI AND THE NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL; APPROVING THE CHANGES OF COMPOSITION OF THE SUPREME COURT REFERENDUM ACT OF 2015 REFERRING TO VOTERS OF THE NAVAJO NATION CODE SHOULD BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE FOR A CHANGE OF COMPOSITION […]

Naabiki’yati Committee debating law degrees for one Navajo Supreme Court justice

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. […]

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 DinĂ© and with thirty […]

Navajo Nation Supreme Court declares lower court halt of April 21 presidential elections “null and void.”

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court decided that the Navajo Nation Window Rock District Court order to halt the April 21 special presidential election is null and void and that the April 21 election would proceed. The Supreme Court announced its decision at about 3 p.m, today after listening to about 90 minutes of verbal arguments […]

Navajo Supreme Court doesn’t invalidate Council resolution for referendum; Justices order election office to hold April 21 special election

The Navajo Nation Supreme Courted once again ordered the Navajo Election Administration to conduct the special election for presidency, Land Boards and the Election Board on April 21. On March 18, attorneys Dale E. Tsosie and Hank Whitethorne, who represent former tribal presidential candidates Dale E. Tsosie and Hank Whitethorne, filed a motioin with the […]

Elections for Navajo Nation president & election board April 21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, It appears that the Navajo Nation Council or rather Speaker LoRenzo Bates, after flexing his muscles, decided on Feb. 23 to respect the Feb. 20 decision of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court and have the special presidential election between presidential candidates former Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and former Navajo Council Delegate […]

Navajo Nation Supreme Court invalidates Council nullification of 2014 Primaries & Pardon of Election Board

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court invalidated the Council’s legislation that nullified the 2014 Presidential Primary Election and called for a 2015 Presidential Primary Election with all 17 presidential candidates, including disqualified presidential candidate Chris Deschene, in June and a Presidential General Election in August. The Supreme Court’s decision today, which was issued through a 3:24 […]

Navajo Council Law & Order Committee unanimously opposes Mandatory law degree for Navajo Supreme Court

Here at the Navajo Cuuncil Law & Order Committee, where the committee is now on Legislation 0031-15, which is for the Navajo Nation Supreme Court judges to hold a Juris Doctor Degree. This legislation is sponsored by Delegate Dwight Witherspoon. L&O committee members support judges with more education, such as a law degree, but they […]

Navajo Nation Election director and 11 Navajo Council delegates facing contempt charges

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has been asked to hold 11 Navajo Nation Council delegates in contempt of court for voting for the nullification of the 2014 Navajo Nation Primary Election for the presidential race so a new June 2015 Primary Election for the presidency and a special August 2015 General Election for the presidency […]

President Shelly approves nullification of Navajo Nation 2014 Primary for Presidential Race and pardon of Navajo Election Board

After a deal was struck between Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and the Navajo Nation Council to let him remain in office until a new president is elected and inaugurated, Shelly wasted no time in signing off on two pieces of controversial legislation approved by the Navajo Nation Council on Dec. 30, 2015. Today, Jan. […]