Costs for Indian voting rights lawsuit in Wyoming pass $1M mark
The costs in an Indian voting rights lawsuit in Wyoming have topped the $1 million mark.

Attorneys representing Fremont County have already been paid more than $203,000 from the Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool. And now, attorneys for members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are seeking more than $880,000 from the fund.

"We've obviously never had one anywhere near this size, so I'm sure there will be some discussions," Mark Pring, the pool's executive director, told the Associated Press.

Tribal members won a decision that requires the county to address their voting rights. The county, however, is taking the case to 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.

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Wyoming voting rights case legal bills exceed $880K (AP 9/25)

Lawsuit Documents:
Large v. Fremont County (ACLU)

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