Wyoming county proceeds with appeal in Indian voting rights suit
Commissioners in Fremont County in Wyoming voted 4-1 to continue with an appeal of an Indian voting rights case.

The county has been ordered to redraw its districts. A federal judge said the current system dilutes the voting power of members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

The Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool so far has covered the costs of the case, which have topped the $1 million mark. But the group won't pay for the appeal, which is expected to cost between $25,000 and $40,000.

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 Proceeds With Voting Rights Appeal (AP 11/4)

Lawsuit Documents:
Large v. Fremont County (ACLU)

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