Bush renominates tribal foe to Michigan judgeship
President Bush renominated Robert Jonker to a federal judgeship in Michigan despite opposition from several tribes.

Jonker, an attorney, has represented anti-gaming groups whose legal challenges to the land-into-trust process have been rejected by the courts. He is also a member of 23 is Enough, an anti-gaming group

Michigan tribes say Jonker's close involvement with the anti-gaming movement raises questions about his impartiality. They were able to hold up his nomination last year.

Get the Story:
Bush renominates five for Michigan judicial posts (AP 3/20)

Tribal Letter:
Opposition to Robert Jonker (September 8, 2006)

Relevant Links:
Judicial nominees, Department of Justice site - http://www.usdoj.gov/olp/judicialnominations.htm

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