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Navajo Nation attorney general challenges bill to remove him





Navajo Nation Attorney General Harrison Tsosie is denouncing a measure in the Navajo Nation Council that would remove him from his position.

Tsosie was nominated by President Ben Shelly and confirmed by the Council in 2011. But he says there is no procedure in tribal law to remove him.

"If there is no protection for the attorney general, any time he makes a decision that is not favorable with the legislative branch, they can remove him at any time," Tsosie told The Farmington Daily Times.

Delegates are seeking to remove Tsosie because they say he hasn't been responsive to their concerns on a controversial water rights settlement, a coal mine purchase and a lease for a coal-fired power plant.

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