Yakama Nation judge shuts down appeals court
The Yakama Nation of Washington doesn't appear to have an appeals court any more.

Chief Appellate Court Judge Ne'Sha Jackson shut down the court on Thursday. She cited a lack of money to keep the court running.

Other judges questioned her move. So did Chairman Ralph Sampson Jr., who said the tribal council hasn't made a decision to shut down the court.

The court was shut down in 2000, also due to lack of funding. Tribal members filed lawsuit against the tribe in federal court, citing lack of due process.

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Tribal appeals court shut down (The Yakima Herald-Republic 5/23)

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