, 2022-12-12 20:00:00,
The Cherokee Nation Rules Committee met on Monday, December 12 and discussed recent changes to the election code.
The committee heard reports from the Marshals Service, the Freedom of Information Act and Government Records Office, the Tax Commission, the Gaming Commission, Human Resources and the Office of the Attorney General.
“We are in the process of hiring two more lawyers for the attorney general’s office. We are not full yet, but we are getting close,” said Assistant Attorney General Chrissi Nimmo. “We had jury trials last week, so it was interesting.”
Ward 3 Councilor Wes Nofire asked if the Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved recent changes to NC’s election code. Nimmo confirmed yes.
Nofire said one of these changes concerned independent spending that now violated the election.
“I didn’t see if the Attorney General had an opinion on how that doesn’t violate the Constitution, restricting the free speech clause in section four,” Nofire said.
Nimmo said that the Attorney General’s Office has not intervened in these changes, although there is already some language about the “disqualification with respect to external expenses” from a previous case before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation.
Nofire said that this new electoral law would make it a violation for anyone, candidate or not, to engage in independent activities…
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