Alaska Settles Voting Rights Suit Brought by Alaska Natives

Here, “STATE OF ALASKA SETTLES IN HISTORIC VOTING RIGHTS CASE.”

An excerpt:

After nine months of negotiations, the State of Alaska reached a settlement with the Native Alaskan plaintiff’s who sued the state in federal court over the translation of voting materials and ballot access for Native Alaskan voters.  The settlement requires a variety of actions by the state including providing language assistance for three census areas and information in Gwich’in and up to six Yup’ik dialects in the official election pamphlet.  Read the full settlement document from the National Indian Law Library website. Find news coverage at the Alaska Dispatch website and the KTUU website.

Other materials here.

News coverage here.

Selected Materials from Alaska Native Voting Rights Trial

Here are materials from Toyukak v. Treadwell (D. Alaska):

47 Alaska Motion for Partial Summary J

74 Plaintiffs Response to 47

86 Alaska Reply in Support of 47

128 Alaska Objection to McCool

138 Alaska Trial Brief

140 Plaintiffs Trial Brief

146 Plaintiffs Response to 128

News coverage here and here. H/t Pechanga.