CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Lawyers in a federal lawsuit in which
American Indians are challenging Fremont County's system of holding at-large elections say they're anxious for a federal judge to issue a ruling nearly three years after he held a trial on the case.
The American Civil Liberties Union represents five members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes who sued Fremont County in 2005. They claim the county's system of holding at-large elections violates federal law by diluting the American Indian vote.
Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne presided over a trial in February 2007. His office declined comment about any timetable for ruling on it. Lawyers for both the ACLU and the county say they're eager for a decision.