Wyoming county files notice of appeal in Indian voting rights case
Fremont County in Wyoming filed a notice of appeal in an Indian voting rights case.

The county is asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a judge who ruled in favor of members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The judge said the county's at-large system diluted the voting rights of tribal members.

“The potential for lengthy litigation exists, and I don't see why this would be something they would want to pursue for several years, potentially,” Gary Collins told the Associated Press of the county's actions. “I just don't see that reasoning.”

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 files appeal notice in voting case (AP 9/7)

Lawsuit Documents:
Large v. Fremont County (ACLU)

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