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Navajo Nation police are required to “Mirandize plus” detainees. How does this apply to DWI?

In general, state constitutions and the federal constitution protect the accused from self-incrimination. In a DWI investigation self-incrimination can take several forms, including answering the following common questions from the investigating police officer: whether one has had anything to drink, where one has been drinking, or where one is driving from and to. Any answer by […]

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Navajo Supreme Court Broadens Protection for Preference in Professional Services Contracts

In a recent opinion by the Navajo Supreme Court regarding Navajo preference in business contracting, a majority Navajo-owned corporation, Iiná Bá, Inc., was held to have been entitled to Navajo business preference under the Navajo Bill of Rights, and its civil rights were hence violated when preference was not applied in scoring a multi-million dollar […]

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