Win for Water Protectors

Win for Water Protectors

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, in a long-awaited ruling, United States District Court Judge Daniel Traynor (District of North Dakota) allowed a lawsuit challenging law enforcement’s 2016 use of fire hoses and munitions against water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to move forward with discovery. The case had been stalled for more than two years after Morton County and other defendants filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the case.

Long-Awaited Win for Water Protectors | Water Protector Legal Collective

Long-Awaited Win for Water Protectors: Standing Rock Civil Rights Class Action Against Excessive Force by Morton County Sheriffs Moves Forward After Four Years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2020 Contact: Rachel Lederman or Natali Segovia, Water Protector Legal Collective defense@waterprotectorlegal.org or director@waterprotectorlegal.org On Thursday, September 10, 2020, in a long-awaited ruling, United States District Court Judge Daniel Traynor (District of North Dakota) allowed a lawsuit challenging law enforcement’s 2016 use of fire hoses and munitions against water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to move forward with discovery.

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