TU Law Graduates Dominate Cherokee Supreme Court

Monday, August 01, 2011

The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court recently ruled that a new election would be held for principal chief between Bill John Baker and current chief Chad Smith. The case has been controversial for weeks as the razor-thin margin caused the results to be challenged.

It is interesting to note that three of the five Cherokee Supreme Court justices are TU Law graduates: Darrell R. Matlock, Jr. (JD '70), Troy W. Poteete (JD '01), and Kyle Haskins (JD '88), who has also served as an adjunct professor at the College of Law.

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