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Native American judge considered for Supreme Court nomination

Source: 
WOW! 6 News
Author: 
James Ryan Roberts
Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"The first Native American woman to be appointed to the federal bench is being discussed as a possible nominee for the Supreme Court. In 2014, Diane Humetewa was unanimously confirmed to become a judge for the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

If nominated, Humetewa would become the first Native American in the Supreme Court, a change that one University of Kansas law professor says would be helpful with the type of cases the court hears.

'Given the disproportionate amount of Indian law cases, I think not only would it be huge for Indian country to see the court being inclusive of Native American justices on the bench, but also just in terms of their docket and the types of cases they take on, it also would be very helpful to the court to have somebody with that level of experience,' Elizabeth Kronk Warner, director of the Tribal Law and Government Center at KU."

Faculty name: 
Elizabeth Kronk Warner