Naize case on hold, judge requests additional info

Alastair Lee Bitsoi
Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK< April 10, 2014

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T he 12 Council delegates and one tribal employee responsible for placing Speaker Johnny Naize on paid administrative leave will have to wait until next week to see if a temporary restraining order against them is granted.


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On Tuesday, Window Rock District Court Judge Carol Perry ordered a second hearing regarding Naize's request for a TRO. The next hearing is set for April 16 at 9 a.m.

Naize's request for a TRO comes after the 12 Council delegates voted 12-0 on April 4 to place him on paid leave.

In her order, Perry requested both parties to submit briefs on the plaintiff/petitioner's (Naize) motion to disqualify the Navajo Nation Department of Justice attorneys for representing the 12 Council members and tribal employee, and the defendant/respondent's (12 Council members and employee) request to dismiss the case because of “subject matter litigation.”

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