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Humetewa, an expert in federal Indian law, natural resources law, and federal criminal law, previously served as a U.S. attorney in Arizona, a position for which she was nominated by President George W. Bush at the recommendation of Senator John McCain (R-AZ). She was the first Native American female to be appointed to that position. Humetewa also served from 2002-2007 as an appellate court judge for the Hopi Tribe Appellate Court. She is currently Special Advisor to the President and Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Arizona State University and a professor at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
The Armed Service Committee adopted an amendment Wednesday night to expand the “conscience protections” in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), offering a license to discriminate against gay service members and effectively undermining the implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, critics say.