Judge refuses to limit North Dakota's federal lawsuit over DAPL protest policing costs

28 Oct 2022

Ajudge has rejected an attempt by the federal Justice Department to limit the scope of North Dakota's legal claims as the state pursues $38 million from the U.S. government to cover the costs of policing the prolonged Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Thursday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Dan Traynor in Bismarck and court filings surrounding the issue also indicate that at some point opposing attorneys will be arguing whether the matter is too political in nature for the court to decide.

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