10th Circ. Nixes School District Challenge To Tribal Court

By Christine Powell (June 19, 2017, 8:58 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Monday held that a New Mexico school district could not pursue its claims that the Navajo Nation Supreme Court lacked jurisdiction over an employment dispute in which the district prevailed, saying that it had suffered no injury.

In a unanimous, nonprecedential ruling, a three-judge panel affirmed a lower court's dismissal for lack of standing of a lawsuit brought by the Board of Education for the Gallup-McKinley County Schools to challenge the Navajo Nation Supreme Court's conclusion that the court had jurisdiction over an underlying employment dispute brought against the school district by a former principal.

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