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Senate committee advances Diane Humetewa as federal judge

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Diane Humetewa
Diane Humetewa

The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning approved the nomination of Diane Humetewa to serve as a federal judge in Arizona.

Humetewa is a member of the Hopi Tribe. If confirmed by the full Senate, she will be the first Native American woman in the federal judiciary.

The committee approved Humetewa by a voice vote. Her confirmation hearing took place January 24 -- audio can be found on the Indianz.Com SoundCloud:

Committee Notice:
Executive Business Meeting (February 27, 2014)

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