The Other Shoe Drops

In a move of apparently breathtaking chutzpuh, the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court (itself very probably illegal), dominated by appointees of former Principal Chief Chad Smith, has just voted to disenfranchise Freedmen voters on the eve of a new election for Principal Chief!  The decision studiously avoids the merits of the case and instead cops out by claiming the court lacks jurisdiction to determine the issue.  Absolutely unbelievable.  By removing a bloc of voters who cast ballots in the June 25 election and were almost certainly opposed to Chad Smith, the CN Supreme Court has staged the the most nakedly transparent judicial overthrow of a democratic election since Bush v. Gore.

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Published in: on August 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Thanks for posting on this. I have been keeping up on the CN – Freedmen/Women issue for quite a few years. This decision to disenfranchise the Freedmen/Women before the September 24th election is blatantly racist and political.

    (On a side note, it is good to see a fellow “Rachel’s Tavern” blogger still going strong. Welcome to WordPress.com).


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