Alaska Troopers Must Evict Ex-Tribal Leaders, Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 12, 2016, 10:33 PM EST) -- An Alaska federal judge Tuesday ordered the Alaska State Troopers to enforce an order that requires the former council members of the Native American village of Newtok to surrender administrative records, computers and other equipment to the town's federally recognized leaders.

U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline, who in November backed up federal agencies and barred Andy T. Patrick, Joseph Tommy and Stanley Tom from calling themselves leaders of Newtok and from exercising control of tribal assets, granted a request by the Newtok Village Council to send in the troopers after the men failed to turn over the property.

"The Alaska State...

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