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.

Scott Been