Judge overturns Tribe banishment

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A U.S. District Court judge has overturned the April 2008 banishment by the Snoqualmie Tribe of nine members, in a decision made Thursday, April 30. Judge James Robart ruled that the tribe failed to follow due process when it ousted the group in an April 27, 2008 general membership meeting last spring. Robart took issue with the way the nine banished members were excluded from the meeting, held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah. The nine were never