Case No. 22-CV-1603 (PJS/LIB).

659 F.Supp.3d 996 (2023)

Arthur David LAROSE, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; Deb Haaland, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Interior; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Catherine Chavers, in her official capacity as President of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Gary Frazer, in his official capacity as Executive Director Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and as Tribal Election Court Clerk; The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Tribal Election Court of Appeals in Their Official Capacities as 2022 certification panel, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Minnesota.

Signed March 2, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank Bibeau , for plaintiff.

Philip M. Brodeen and Greg S. Paulson , BRODEEN & PAULSON PLLP, for defendants Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Catherine Chavers, Gary Frazer, and the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Tribal Election Court of Appeals.

Christopher C. Hair , UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, for defendants United States Department of the Interior and Deb Haaland.


Plaintiff Arthur David LaRose, an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe ("MCT" or "Tribe"), served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Leech Lake Band's Reservation Business Committee ("LLRBC"). LaRose intended to seek reelection in the 2022 MCT

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