Wyoming county to appeal decision in Indian voting rights lawsuit
Commissioners in Fremont County in Wyoming voted to appeal a decision in an Indian voting rights lawsuit.

Judge Alan B. Johnson ordered the county to change to a district system. He said the at-large system diluted the voting rights of members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

Tribal members proposed one district where they would make up the majority of voters. But the plans are on hold while the county pursues the case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The county is being represented by the Mountain States Legal Foundation, a group that has lost a number of Indian voting rights cases. The group has fought protections for sacred sites, opposed subsistence rights for Alaska Natives and has represented clients who opposed tribal sovereignty

Get the Story:
Fremont County, Wyoming, to appeal Indian voting rights decision (AP 8/26)

Lawsuit Documents:
Large v. Fremont County (ACLU)

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