Obama Nominates Native American Woman to Federal Bench
September 20, 2013.
"In a move that could bring more diversity to the federal bench, President Obama nominated a Native American woman, Diane J. Humetewa, to serve on the U.S. District Court for Arizona on Thursday.
Humetewa, a member of the Hopi tribe, was the U.S. attorney in Arizona between 2007 and 2009, a position to which she was nominated by former President George W. Bush at the urging of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. If the Senate confirms her nomination, she would become the only active member of a Native American tribe to serve in the federal judiciary, and the first female Native American to do so, according to AZCentral.com."- Jake Miller, CBS News