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"The influence of big money in judicial elections has exploded in this decade, and ... it has totally eroded public confidence."
Ed Rendell, governor of Pennsylvania
 

Native Americans in the Law

 History

Members of racial minority groups have faced and overcome hurdles at every step of the process preceding appointment to the federal judiciary. At the most basic level, these problems stem from the continuing effects of systemic societal bias against racial minorities.

However, Native Americans have begun to transcend their historical displacement in American society. In the 1970's, Native Americans began to enter positions of power in the judicial branch and have been making inroads against racial bias ever since.  Still, today, not a single Native American judges sits on the federal bench.

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