Navajo Nation President reinstated

A Navajo Nation court has reinstated President Joe Shirley Jr. to his job.

Shirley was suspended by the Navajo Nation Council in October for alleged wrongdoing. But a Navajo Nation judge issued a permanent injunction that said lawmakers acted outside of their authority.

The decision came on the eve of a referendum that would reduce the size of the council from 88 seats to 24 seats. Another proposal would give Shirley the power to execute line-item vetoes over budget legislation.

A spokesperson for the council said the judge’s ruling will probably be appealed.

Judge’s ruling puts Navajo president back on job (AP 12/15)

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