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Trump's 9th Circuit Court nominee has record of litigating cases against Tribes


August 10, 2018

SEATTLE – President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Eric D. Miller, is a highest-honors graduate of two major universities, has clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and worked as an attorney for the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Solicitor General, and the Federal Communications Commission.

However, Miller also has a record of winning cases against Native Nations as an attorney for Perkins Coie LLP. A firm that one Native leader called the go-to firm for jurisdictions that want “to fight an Indian Tribe.”


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