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Thursday
Sep212017

ND Judges Trying to End Program Allowing Out-of-State Lawyer to Represent Water Protectors

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As reported by Democracy Now! morning news headlines:

In North Dakota, local judges are petitioning the North Dakota Supreme Court to end a program that allows out-of-state lawyers to represent the hundreds of water protectors who were arrested amid the months-long resistance at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline. The Water Protector Legal Collective says ending the program could leave more than 100 water protectors without legal representation. More than 300 people are still facing criminal charges. The North Dakota Supreme Court is currently accepting comments on the proposal to end the right for water protectors to have representation from out-of-state lawyers.

See more Democracy Now! coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline issue.