Navajos Seek Full $17M Judiciary Funding After DC Circ. Win

By Christine Powell (August 8, 2017, 4:45 PM EDT) -- The Navajo Nation said Monday it is entitled to the full $17 million it requested for judiciary funding in light of the D.C. Circuit's conclusion that the request was deemed approved when the U.S. Department of the Interior took too long to respond, blasting the agency's "baseless" contentions to the contrary.

The tribe responded to a memorandum the DOI filed in federal court after the D.C. Circuit ruled that the tribe's funding proposal for the operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch for 2014 was automatically approved when the agency failed to respond to it by a 90-day deadline outlined in...

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