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This letter dated January 25, 1955, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Martin Fox of New Town, North Dakota, on the Fort Berthold Reservation, acknowledges Fox's January 21 letter.
In reply, Langer encloses a letter he received from J. H. Newton, Clerk of the Supreme Court of North Dakota, in which Newton advises Langer the court "has not decided the question."
Langer says until the matter is decided, the Attorney General has ordered the United States Attorney not to file any papers. Meanwhile, "Governor Brunsdale has kept his promise to have the legislature consider the entire problem at this session and Joe Wicks is keeping his promise to do what he can to see that it is properly presented to the Legislature."
Langer adds he has had four days of hearings "to get the material that may be properly presented," but that they can't go further until they know what the Supreme Court of North Dakota will do. He invites Fox to share any suggestions he has.
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Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Martin Fox Regarding Supreme Court of North Dakota Decision, January 25, 1955" (1955). William Langer Papers. 825.