Obama should select judges that respect sovereignty

Dear Editor,

I wanted to congratulate Senator Barack Obama for winning the presidency November 4, even though as a registered Green, I voted for Cyntha McKinney.

Maybe now, the sovereignty of American Indians will be  respected instead of being disregarded in favor of states rights, oil and gas interests.

Also, President-elect Obama might fill in vacancies to the Supreme Court if and when Ruth Bader Ginsberg retires.

I hope that he would pick judges that will respet the sovereignty of American Indians and their way of life.

Billie Trice Jr.
Oakland, California