Hopi Citizen Diane Humetewa Renominated by President to be Federal District Court Judge

Hopi Citizen Diane Humestewa renominated to be federal judge by President Obama.

Hopi Tribal Citizen Diane Humetewa renominated to be federal judge by President Obama.

WASHINGTON –Late Monday afternoon the White House announced the names of more than 50 individuals who have been nominated for federal judgeships. The list was sent to the United States Senate on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Many of the names on the list were resubmitted to the Senate due to lack of action on their nominations in 2013.

Hopi tribal citizen Diane Humetewa was among more than fifty names sent back to the Senate for reconsideration. Last September 19, 2013, Humetewa was nominated by President Barack Obama to be a United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.

Humetewa currently serves as Special Advisor to the President and Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Arizona State University. She is also a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

From 2002 to 2007, Humetewa was an Appellate Court Judge for the Hopi Tribe Appellate Court.

From 2009 to 2011, Humetewa was Of Counsel with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP. She worked in the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Arizona from 1996 to 2009, serving as Senior Litigation Counsel from 2001 to 2007 and as the United States Attorney from 2007 to 2009. During her tenure in the United States Attorney’s Office, Humetewa also served as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General from 1996 to 1998.

From 1993 to 1996, she was Deputy Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Humetewa received her Juris Doctor in 1993 from Arizona State University College of Law and her Bachelor’s of Science in 1987 from Arizona State.


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