ND Judges Trying to End Program Allowing Out-of-State Lawyer to Represent Water ProtectorsBy Democracy Now!
democracynow.org In North Dakota, local judges are petitioning the North Dakota Supreme Court to end a program that allows out-of-state lawyers to represent the hundreds of water protectors who were arrested amid the months-long resistance at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline. The Water Protector Legal Collective says ending the program could leave more than 100 water protectors without legal representation. More than 300 people are still facing criminal charges. The North Dakota Supreme Court is currently accepting comments on the proposal to end the right for water protectors to have representation from out-of-state lawyers. Relevant Documents:
Notice of Comment: In the Matter of a Petition to Terminate the Special Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys From Outside North Dakota (September 15, 2017)
Petition to Terminate the Special Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys from Outside North Dakota (September 11, 2017)
Note: Comments are due October 2, 2017 Full Coverage on Democracy Now! The Dakota Access Pipeline #NoDAPL Note: The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.