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This page was last updated on 05/22/18
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The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, in recognition of Memorial Day. The branch will resume regular operating hours Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

The Judicial Branch will be closed Friday, June 1, 2018, in recognition of Navajo Nation Memorial Day. The branch will resume regular operating hours Monday, June 4, 2018.

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two cases

The Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation has scheduled oral arguments for May 23, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Law and Order Committee Conference Room in Window Rock, Ariz., in Bahe v. Navajo Nation Labor Commission and concerning Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority, No. SC-CV-15-18. The Court has also scheduled Jim vs. Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, No. SC-CV-70-17, for oral argument on May 29, 2018, at the Navajo Nation Labor Commission hearing room at 10 a.m. See press release.

Public service announcement

The courts, offices and programs of the Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Friday, May 11, 2018, in observance of Navajo Nation Police Officer Day.

The Alamo Court of the Navajo Nation will be closed Friday, May 4, 2018, for court staff to assist with the To'hajiilee Court Justice Day. The Alamo Court staff may be reached at the To'hajiilee Court that day at (505) 908-2817 or 2818.

The Tuba City Judicial District of the Navajo Nation will be closed Friday, May 4, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for staff development. For information, please contact the Tuba City Judicial District Court at (928) 283-3140.

Supreme Court and AOC to hold first Justice Day at new offices

Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne invites the public as the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation and the Administrative Offices of the Courts hold the first Justice Day at their new offices on May 9. The Supreme Court's Justice Day is commemorating the Year of Naaltsoos Sani with the theme, "Din be'iina' Ns Yilyl d bee Hada'niln," which translates to, "Perpetuate Din Way of Life Through Resilience." Staff from the Judicial Branch's Peacemaking Program will be conducting educational presentations on the theme and on the Treaty of 1868. See more.

Click here for the list of 2018 Judicial Branch Holidays.

Click here for press release archive.  

See calendar of select Judicial Branch activities.

Supreme Court Opinions       

December 26, 2017  Terlyn Sherlock v. Navajo Election Administration, No. SC-CV-64-17. Opinion.

July 31, 2017  Northern Edge Casino and the Navajo Nation v. Window Rock District Court and Concerning Irene Johnson, No. SC-CV-67-16. Opinion.

For all opinions (2013 - present) for which no motions are pending, click here.

Din Justice Newsletters

An archive of Judicial Branch newsletters may be found here.  

Din Justice - (November 2017).  In this issue: Judge assignments, quarterly reports from judicial districts and programs.

Din Justice - (February 2018).  In this issue: Learning to transcribe the Dine langauge, Retirements, Welcome new judges and employees, Employee recognition..


Navajo Reporter

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