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Click here for the editor’s note* I would hear a few jokes and comments over the years regarding my name while I was an attorney. However, when I decided to run for circuit judge, my last name took on a...

A Lawless judge on the bench

Click here for the editor’s note* I would hear a few jokes and comments over the years regarding my name while I was an attorney. However, when I decided to run for circuit judge, my last name took on a...

Sign on granite at the US Department of Me.  ;-)

I became the tribal prosecutor for the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation in September 1994 and in June 1995 married and adopted my husband’s last name, thus becoming Prosecut...

Prosecutorial Justice

I became the tribal prosecutor for the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation in September 1994 and in June 1995 married and adopted my husband’s last name, thus becoming Prosecut...

I grew up wanting to be a lawyer but not because of my name. When I first ran for office, my name was really a source of fun for some. The local paper covered my announcement with the headline “Bench Se...

Bench takes the bench

I grew up wanting to be a lawyer but not because of my name. When I first ran for office, my name was really a source of fun for some. The local paper covered my announcement with the headline “Bench Se...

McGirt v. Oklahoma: A tribal member and tribal judge’s view

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