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Judge says state agency discriminated in reservation office


October 10, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota's Department of Social Services discriminated against Native American job applicants at its Pine Ridge Indian Reservation office during a five-year period that ended in 2013, a federal judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken in late September sided with federal Justice Department attorneys regarding the second part of a two-part lawsuit that argued the state agency violated the federal Civil Rights Act, the Rapid City Journal reported.

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