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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Monday, June 11, 2007

Meanwhile, Back In Federal Court...

...the Freedmen are back in front of Judge Kennedy seeking an injunction against the June 23rd tribal election. Chief Smith says that Cherokee sovereignty is at stake. Yes, yes, it is. And you put it there.

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Blogger Rachel's Tavern said...

Isn't it ironic that they had to go before a Black judge?

6/12/2007 2:27 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

I love the smell of irony in the morning. Actually, I'm growing more and more pessimistic about the whole situation. I'm having a hard time seeing any way it could end well for the Nation.

6/12/2007 11:37 PM  
Blogger O Pechanga said...

I am from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of Temecula CA.

I am from one family of disenrolled Pechanga people. We are watching this case with interest, as we believe that this could affect our predicament. If the courts decide on this membership issue, other courts will follow suit.

We have been disenrolled, illegally according to the tribes own constitution and customs. But, there is a faction of the tribe that is driven by greed and they currently have the power.

Feel free to visit my blog and learn about Pechanga.

6/14/2007 3:02 PM  

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