From Stanford, here is “Imagining Justice: American Indian Tribal Laws of Criminal Responsibility.”
From Rebecca Clarren of InvestigateWest, here is “NATIVE AMERICAN JUDGE SHOWS PEACEMAKING COURTS OFFER A MODEL FOR REFORM.”
Abby Abinanti squints at her docket. “The court is going to call — the court is going to put on its glasses,” she says dryly, reaching to grab her readers and snatch some candy from a staff member.
As chief judge of the Yurok Tribal Court, Abinanti wears no robe. On this day, she’s in jeans and cowboy boots, her silver hair spilling down the back of a black down vest. In contrast to her longtime role as a San Francisco Superior Court commissioner, she doesn’t perch above those who come before her; she shares a table with them.