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Posted: June 23, 2020

Citing “unlawful threats” to its sovereignty, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe on June 23, 2020, sued President Donald J. Trump and other members of his administration in connection with coronavirus checkpoints on the reservation.

“Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe files this Complaint for injunctive and declaratory relief against the Defendants Donald J. Trump, President of the United States; Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff; Douglas Hoelscher, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs; Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator; David Bernhardt, United States Secretary of the Interior; Tara Katuk Mac Lean Sweeney, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs; and other Department of Interior officials for threatening to take unlawful actions to shut down the Tribe’s Health Safety Checkpoints, including threats of reassumption of control of the Tribe’s law enforcement program, in the midst of the unprecedented national COVID-19 public health crisis,” the 38-page complaint reads.

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