Major Navajo Nation Voting Rights Win
A federal judge has ruled that the election districts for San Juan County, Utah’s school board and county commission are unconstitutional. Decisions handed down in December 2015 and February 2016, respectively, ordered redistricting for each group. San Juan County overlaps a northern portion of the Navajo Nation’s reservation.
Leonard Gorman, Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, said he was delighted to learn that the Navajo people’s voice had finally been heard.
Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch called the decision in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County an “even-handed application of the law with respect to our tribal members.”