By Randy EllisStaff firstname.lastname@example.orgA Kay County judge exceeded his authority when he issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the then-chair and acting police chief of the Kaw Tribe of Indians from taking certain actions involving the tribe's housing authority, the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has ruled.
Tribes have sovereign immunity so the court lacked jurisdiction to issue the injunction, the appellate court ruled Thursday.
The ruling came in an appeal involving a 2017 lawsuit in which tribal officials Jacque Secondine Hensley and Jerry Evans were being sued by three political foes and the Kaw Nation Housing Authority.Read more on NewsOK.com
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Sovereign immunity cited in appellate court ruling in Kaw tribal dispute