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 chris-deschene-portrait-2the ballot.

Also, “Navajo Language Fluency Still a Requirement for Tribal Candidates.”

On the motion for contempt (here), the Navajo Supreme Court’s website states:

The Supreme Court has set a hearing for the Petitioners’ Motion to Hold Respondents in Contempt of Court in Tsosie and Whitethorne v. Navajo Board of Election Supervisors and Navajo Election Administration, No. SC-CV-68-14. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on October 31, 2014, at the Chinle District Court. See order. The Supreme Court has also set hearings on October 31, 2014, at the Chinle District Court on costs and fees in SC-CV-57-14 and SC-CV-58-14 at 9 a.m., and in SC-CV-68-14, at 1 p.m.

The Navajo SCT previously issued an opinion on the merits here.

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