News Profiles of Former Indian Law Prof Running for Congress

Spent last summer in ABQ hearing about how far Gavin Clarkson has fallen. It’s really sad.

Here is “Congressional candidate says bankruptcy is irrelevant” from the Santa Fe New Mexican from May 2018.

Here is “New Mexico candidate’s role in loan questioned” from the Santa Fe New Mexican from October 2018.

None of this is new, I suppose. We posted about much of it before. Clarkson was involved in a loan deal involving the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe that led to an OIG investigation and a Human Rights Watch report, details here. Here is the WaPo report on Clarkson’s resignation from Interior caused by his interference with the Lower Brule loan guarantee debacle. Another report from Indianz.

Quick update: Gavin’s name came up on my news feeds because he is suing New Mexico State for race discrimination, contract breach, etc. Here are the materials in Clarkson v. New Mexico Board of Regents (D.N.M.), which is still pending:

1 Notice of Removal + Complaint

3 Answer

14 Motion to Dismiss

20 Response + “Counter Motion”

25 Reply

26 DCT Order

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