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Judges say plan to split 9th Circuit could backfire, spark court delays

9th Circuit

Judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized plans to split the massive Western circuit in two, telling a House committee Thursday that doing so would cost taxpayers money while slowing down the judicial process. Backers of the plan claim that the heavy caseload in the circuit, which includes Arizona and eight other… Read More →

Humetewa is first American Indian woman federal judge

Diane Humetewa, Arizona State University Special Advisor to the President for American Indian Affairs, has been named the first American Indian woman to serve as a federal judge. Humetewa won unanimous approval in the U.S. Senate in a 96-0 vote and will serve in the federal District Court of Arizona. “I feel privileged to serve… Read More →