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Indian voting rights trial in federal court in Wyoming
A trial is underway in federal court over the voting rights of Indians in Fremont County, Wyoming.

Five members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe sued the county. They say the at-large system dilutes the voting rights of residents of the Wind River Reservation.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit. The Department of Justice has intervened as a plaintiff.

Fremont County is being represented by Mountain States Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group that has lost other Indian voting rights cases. Former Interior secretary Gale Norton used to work for the group.

The trial is expected to run two weeks.

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