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Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper No. 78.

Native Americans in the Law


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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