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Updated Sep 12, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Hualapai court upholds recall of tribal lawmakers

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. — A Hualapai tribal judge has upheld
the recall of two lawmakers who had been critical of the Grand Canyon Skywalk
developer.

Tribal Council members Candida Hunter and Charlie Vaughn were ousted in March.
Their terms had been set to expire in June.

The two challenged the decision by voters, but Judge Lawrence King upheld the
recall this week.

Vaughn has said that the recall of was an effort to remove objectivity from the
council.

The vacancies will be filled through a special election. Tribal spokesman Dave
Cieslak said Thursday that a date hasn’t been set.

The tribe and Las Vegas businessman David Jin had been in a contract dispute
over the Skywalk. Jin died earlier this year but his family is following through
with legal action.

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