Naize fires back, files lawsuit against council delegates who ousted him a day earlier

By Sunnie Clahchischiligi
Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK, April 5, 2014

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Navajo Nation Speaker Johnny Naize filed a restraining order against all 12 members of the Navajo Nation Council and Executive Director of Legislative Services Tom Platero in the District Court of The Navajo Nation today, according to court documents.


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PDFFull copy of court filing (1 MB PDF, requires Adobe Reader.)

The restraining orders were filed just one day after the Council unanimously voted (12-0) to place Naize on paid administrative leave on Friday.

The Council placed Naize on leave for allegedly misusing tribal discretionary funds, which is a controversial account delegates maintain to provide for their constituent's needs, as stated in the original article "Council puts Naize on paid administrative leave" published on the Times web site

For more about Naize filing the restraining orders pick up a copy of the Navajo Times next week.

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