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Justice Brett Kavanaugh's impact on Indian Country


October 16, 2018

On October 6, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice after a nomination process marked by explosive sexual assault allegations and extreme partisanship in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Much of Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation process stood in contrast to President Donald Trump’s previous Supreme Court pick, Justice Neil Gorsuch, not in the least because of his record on cases regarding tribal law and reputation in Indian Country. Tribal leaders and organizations, including the Alaska Federation of Natives, which represents more than 186 federally recognized Indian tribes and 177 for-profit village corporations in Alaska, generally opposed Kavanaugh based on his understanding of the federal government’s relationship to Indigenous people, as well as the sexual assault allegations.


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