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Andrew Cohen: Beer Summit between Arvo Mikkanen and Sen. Coburn?

Here. An excerpt: Sen. Robert Menendez, the Democrat from New Jersey, got grief, and rightfully so, when he put a hold earlier this month on the judicial nomination of U.S. Magistrate Patty Shwartz for a spot on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Senators Appear to Have Blocked Arvo Mikkanen’s Nomination

Here is the coverage, h/t to How Appealing.

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List of Favorable Editorials and Commentary on Arvo Mikkanen’s Federal Court Nomination

Here, thanks to to Glenn Sugameli.

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Andrew Cohen on Justice Alito’s Visit to Pine Ridge

Here is the short article in the Atlantic. Here is the Rapid City Journal news article detailing the visit to Pine Ridge, which came at Judge Karen Schreier’s invitation and included a visit to Red Cloud Indian School. Chi-miigwetch to everyone who … Continue reading

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Andrew Cohen in the Atlantic about the Dearth of American Indians on the Federal Bench

Here is the article. An excerpt: In the nation’s history, only two Native Americans have ever been confirmed by the Senate for a job on the federal bench. Two. And of those two only one was “openly” Native American at the time … Continue reading

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Patrick Ryan Op-Ed on Arvo Mikkanen Nomination

Excerpts from The Oklahoman: Three weeks ago, President Obama nominated Arvo Mikkanen for the position of U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He is an extraordinarily qualified candidate. That is why I was disappointed to read that our two … Continue reading

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News Analysis of Arvo Mikkanen Nomination

Here: Mikkanen Analysis An excerpt: While the Obama administration faces heat for avoiding customary process, Mikanen has several ardent defenders who have spoken out since his name surfaced a few days ago. One is Kirke Kickingbird, a lawyer and former professor … Continue reading

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Arvo Mikkanen on “The Federal Prosecution of Juveniles” in Indian Country

Last summer, federal judicial nominee Arvo Mikkanen published “The Federal Prosecution of Juveniles” in a special issue of the United States Attorneys’ Bulletin on “Indian Tribal Matters.” Here is that article: 2010 July – Federal Prosecution of Juveniles – Indian Tribal … Continue reading

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Some Highlights of Arvo Mikkanen’s Litigation Career

Arvo Mikkanen has prosecuted several cases involving theft from tribal communities, and served as a litigator for the federal government in the Seminole Freedmen case that went to the Tenth Circuit. Here are the published opinions from cases he worked … Continue reading

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Andrew Cohen on Arvo Mikkanen and “the White Man”

Here. A snippet: [G]uess how many federal judges in Oklahoma, and in the rest of the United States, have ever been of Native American descent? Over the past nine generations since the Trail of Tears started depositing its survivors, the number … Continue reading

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