Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

January 19, 2017

Document -- North Dakota Supreme Court Provision for Outside Attorneys for Water Protectors

Photo copyright Rob Wilson
Photo copyright Rob Wilson

Photos copyright Rob Wilson
Article by Brenda Norrell
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The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday, ruled to allow outside attorneys to serve Standing Rock water protectors on a provisional basis, as associate attorneys. Previously, those arrested experienced hardships because of the lack of pro bono attorneys licensed in North Dakota, who could represent water protectors in court. More than 500 water protectors have been arrested since the resistance began in the spring, in defense of the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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1 comment:

Laughing Deer Productions said...

Thank you for solid journalism, Brenda!