The Cherokee Nation Election of 1995 by Ahnawake Carroll discusses a test of the constitutional distribution of powers within the Cherokee government in the context of the 1995 tribal election. This article explores through the mechanism of five selected rulings the role of the tribal judiciary in adjudicating various controversies arising out of the election resulting in the judiciary placing "a check on the legislative and executive powers of the Cherokee government" based upon interpretations of the Cherokee Constitution, as well as codified Cherokee law.



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