Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native-American Federal Judge

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The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday evening to make Diane Humetewa the first-ever female Native American federal judge.

The 96-0 vote made Humetewa a U.S. district judge in Arizona.

Humetewa, a professor at Arizona State University, has worked in private practice and as an assistant U.S. attorney, according to her official bio. She’s a member the Hopi Indian Tribe.

Fellow Arizonan, Sen. John McCain (R), congratulated her on Twitter.

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