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Tribal officials, Democrats push back on 9th Circuit judicial nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to proceed this week on a judicial nominee for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, despite the objections of both tribal officials and committee Democrats. Native American groups oppose Seattle attorney Eric Miller’s nomination because they say he has made a name for himself by taking cases that challenge tribal sovereignty – troubling in a circuit that is home to 427 federally recognized tribes, they said.

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