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Published March 09, 2012, 09:23 PM

ND High Court Urged to Reject Fighting Sioux Case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for the North Dakota Legislature say the Supreme Court should allow a vote on whether the University of North Dakota keeps its Fighting Sioux nickname.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for the North Dakota Legislature say the Supreme Court should allow a vote on whether the University of North Dakota keeps its Fighting Sioux nickname.

The Board of Higher Education wants the Supreme Court to stop a public vote on the issue. The board says a law requiring UND to keep the nickname is unconstitutional.

Legislative lawyers filed arguments in the case Friday. They say the Supreme Court should not agree to "short-circuit" an election.

The attorneys say the Fighting Sioux law is valid, and the board's power over North Dakota's colleges is limited.

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the case Thursday.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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