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Tribe Will Challenge Guv’s Veto

After SB 1011 passed through both chambers of the Legislature, the governor vetoed it -- a veto some now believe may be void. "This will certainly be challenged," said Helo Hancock, legislative director for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. "We are in the process of figuring out our next course of action." At issue is whether Gov. Butch Otter acted within the correct time frame to veto the bill. Otter claims he vetoed the bill four days after the Legislature passed it and informed the Senate Pro Tem of his action by telephone that afternoon/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think the tribe has good grounds to win a legal challenge?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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