California appoints the first Navajo Judge
SACRAMENTO, Cali. – The Riverside County Superior court appointed Sunshine S. Sykes (a member of the Navajo Nation) and their first Native American Judge to spear head their Justice system.
Sykes, 39 has a Juris Doctor degree from the Stanford Law School. She has been with the county since 2005, serving as their deputy county counsel. She also worked with the California Indian Legal Services from 2001 to 2003.
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