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Judges threaten to jail Nooksack court clerk in disenrollment cases


Attorneys representing roughly 300 people who face disenrollment from the Nooksack Indian Tribe received a major victoryas the tribe’s court of appeals ordered jail time for a court clerk if she does not file their paperwork.

Nooksack Tribal Court Clerk Betty Leathers has until Wednesday, July 6, to return paperwork that was filed by attorneys Gabriel Galanda, Anthony Broadman, and Ryan Dreveskracht to a file that was created in March.

Otherwise, the three-judge panel on the Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals has ordered the Nooksack police chief to arrest and hold her in jail in contempt of court until she does so.

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