Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tribal Court Hearing On Election Law To Address Notifying Tribal Members Of Case

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The Tribal Court issued the following Notice of Hearing Assignment for the case of Kenneth Davison vs. Mohegan Tribe Election Committee:

"Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held by the Court on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mohegan Tribal Court (Tribal Meeting Room), Tribal Government Office Building ... on the following:

1. The Defendant's "Objection to Order; In the Alternative, Defendant Moves For Reconsideration and Requests a Hearing" dated October 31, 2008; and

2. The Court's intent to issue an Order of Notice to the Members of the Mohegan Tribe informing them that (a) the Plaintiff has filed this action in the Mohegan Tribal Court against the Defendant, requesting, inter alia, that the Court determine whether the provisions in Sections 1-205 and 1-206 of the Election Code which require each tribal member voting in a tribal election to cast one vote for each elective position available on the ballot, violate Article VII, Section 2 of the Mohegan Constitution; and that (b) any member of the Mohegan Tribe who desires to be joined as a party may file with the Tribal Court, on or before a date to be set by the Court, a Motion To Be Made A Party, indicating whether such member desires to be joined as a party plaintiff or a party defendant and stating the reasons that such tribal member should be joined as a party. Any party to this action may comment on the Court's intent to issue the above described Order of Notice to the Members of the Mohegan Tribe, at said hearing."