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VOTING RIGHTS
IN INDIAN COUNTRY

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A settlement in our case means Native American voters in Wolf Point will have the representation they are due under the federal Voting Rights Act. Old districts violated the Voting Rights Act by defying the principle of one person, and diluting the political power of the Native American community. Now every person’s vote will count equally.

PUBLIC DEFENSE UNDERFUNDED

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50 years after the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright, the promise of public defense for every defendant who can’t afford one still remains unfullfilled. In Montana, the Office of the Public Defender is a vast improvement over Montana’s old county-by-county indigent defense, but it remains underfunded.

NONDISCRIMINATION
ORDINANCES

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A fair Montana is one in which everyone has equal opportunity to employment, housing and public accommodations. The Bozeman City Commission passed an ordinance in May to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Billings is considering such an ordinance.