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    Navajo Council OK’s Internet sex crimes measure
    by Skabewis
    Flagstaff, Arizona (AP)

    Navajo lawmakers have passed a measure to make the sexual exploitation of children via the Internet a crime under tribal law.

    04-30-2010, 04:32 PM
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    by Skabewis
    By Felicia Fonseca
    Flagstaff, Arizona (AP)

    A Navajo presidential hopeful has filed an expected challenge to tribal President Joe Shirley’s bid for a third consecutive term and contends he’s breaking the law on term limits.

    “We have a law that says two terms,...
    05-25-2010, 05:12 PM
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    Navajo lawmakers vote down term limits
    by Skabewis
    Window Rock, Arizona (AP) 7-08

    The Navajo Nation Tribal Council has rejected a referendum that would have imposed term limits for delegates and the speaker of the council.

    The council voted 56-16 against the measure during its summer session.

    07-30-2008, 04:51 PM
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    First-ever Navajo ballot initiatives ruled valid
    by Skabewis
    By Felicia Fonseca
    Window Rock, Arizona (AP)

    Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. scored two legal victories May 28 when the tribe’s Supreme Court ruled that an election to reduce the Tribal Council properly passed, and a council vote to place him on leave was invalid.
    ...
    06-04-2010, 02:49 PM
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    Navajo legislative counsel advises on term limits
    by Skabewis
    By Felicia Fonseca
    Albuquerque, New Mexico (AP)

    Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. cannot seek a third term under tribal law, an attorney for the Navajo Nation Council said in a legal opinion issued Thursday.

    The opinion came amid speculation that Shirley will seek...
    05-06-2010, 04:44 PM

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