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Tribal courts toss Oklahoma candidate termination suit


August 21, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Native American tribal courts have dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by an Oklahoma Senate candidate who accused a tribe's leader of firing him because he opposed a local mask mandate.

Shane Jett, a former Republican legislator currently in a run-off race for a state Senate seat, was terminated Aug. 10 as CEO of Community Development Corporations at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Earlier this month, Jett filed a lawsuit in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation's District Court, alleging that tribe Chairman John "Rocky" Barrett fired him because he opposed a prop...

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