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US judge rules that North Dakota legislative map violates Voting Rights Act and ‘dilutes’ Native American voting strength

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Following a four-day trial, a US federal judge ruled on Friday that North Dakota’s 2021 legislative redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) because it dilutes the voting power of Native American voters. The case is in the US District Court for the District of North Dakota.

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North Dakota Supreme Court upholds abortion ban injunction

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The North Dakota Supreme Court Thursday upheld a preliminary injunction on the state’s abortion ban while litigation on the matter proceeds. The injunction was initially granted by the North Dakota District Court for the South Central Judicial District in July. The injunction stops enforcement of N.D.C.

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US judge orders new legislative district for Native American voters in North Dakota

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Welte ordered a new joint North Dakota legislative district for two Native American tribes on Monday. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the Spirit Lake Tribe had awaited the North Dakota Secretary of State’s court-ordered response by late December. US District Chief Judge Peter D.

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North Dakota governor signs one of the US’s strictest abortion bans into law

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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum Monday signed one of the country’s most restrictive abortion bans into law. The bill’s purpose claims to “protect and promote human life and maternal health… and reaffirm North Dakota’s tradition to protect every human life whether unborn or aged, healthy or sick.”

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North Dakota legislature fails to override veto on anti-transgender bill

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The North Dakota House of Representatives Monday failed to override Governor Doug Burgum’s veto of Senate Bill 2231 , which would restrict the treatment of transgender students in the state’s grade schools. The post North Dakota legislature fails to override veto on anti-transgender bill appeared first on JURIST - News.

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North Dakota house passes state government vaccine mandate ban

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The North Dakota House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that would ban state-level government-ordered COVID vaccine mandates. It passed in the House by an 80-11 vote and has moved on to the North Dakota Senate. The bill would not apply to employers or contractors who have to comply with federal vaccine mandates.

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“North Dakota governor signs near-total abortion ban into law”

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North Dakota governor signs near-total abortion ban into law”: Niha Masih of The Washington Post has this report. The post “North Dakota governor signs near-total abortion ban into law” appeared first on How Appealing.

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