DOI Seeks To End Losing Candidates' Tribal Election Suit

Law360 (October 9, 2018, 9:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has again urged a Washington federal court to toss a lawsuit by four Nooksack tribal council candidates alleging that the DOI failed to properly oversee an election they lost, saying the plaintiffs really want to bring suit against the tribe but cannot do so because it can claim sovereign immunity.

The DOI argued Friday in support of its motion to dismiss the suit that neither it nor the court has authority to direct the Nooksack Indian Tribe to set aside and rerun the election, saying that as long as the candidates are trying to overturn...

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