Diane Humetewa was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate this week becoming the first Native American woman ever to serve as a U.S. Federal Judge. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe, will serve as a U.S. District Court judge for Arizona. She will be the third Native American federal judge in history and the only one currently active.
Risden Tyler Bennett - Civil War Veteran US Congressman. He served in the Confederate Army, and was wounded three times during the Civil War. He was a superior state court judge before being elected to represent North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives, serving from from 1883 to 1887.
AUGUST 9th, 1961 James B. Parsons Nominated First Black Federal Judge in Continental United States President John F. Kennedy nominated James Benton Parsons as US District Court Judge for Northern Illinois. Parsons, a native of Missouri and the great-grandson of slaves, was serving as Superior Court judge. In 1992, after 30 years of service, Judge Parsons retired from active trial duty. He died in Chicago, Illinois, the following year, at 81.
After two Muslims, a woman and her brother-in-law, had a dispute over a large sum of money, they decided to battle out their heated case in a Minnesota court. However, as soon as the Muslim man demanded that they are tried in accordance with Sharia law to respect their faith, the judge had just one thing to say.