Navajo court to hear dispute over president's suspension
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court hears arguments today in a power dispute between the Navajo Nation Council and President Joe Shirley Jr.

The council suspended Shirley last October for alleged wrongdoing. A judge reinstated Shirley In December and said delegates acted outside of their authority.

The judge's decision came on the eve of a referendum to reduce the size of the council from 88 seats to 24 seats and to give Shirley the power to execute line-item vetoes over budget legislation. Tribal members approved both initiatives, which were championed by Shirley.

On April 20, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit that challenges the referendum.

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