NM Tribe Ordered To Produce Docs In Land Claim Suit

By Sophia Morris (October 3, 2018, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The Pueblo of Jemez tribe must turn over around 3,000 documents to the federal government in a suit seeking to establish its right to land that is now part of a New Mexico national park, with a federal court judge on Wednesday finding the documents were not protected by privilege.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jerry H. Ritter said the tribe's argument that the documents were protected by legislative process privilege was unconvincing, adding that the tribe could not assert the documents were protected when it had produced an "inadequate privilege log."

"Many of the assertions of privilege by plaintiff are simply too...

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