Ross Forman at the Windy City Times has a recent piece about newly appointed Hawaiian Supreme Court judge Sabrina Shizue McKenna. In addition to being one of the first openly gay person to serve on the state's highest court. McKenna's also familiar with another kind of court, having played for the University of Hawaii women's basketball team.
McKenna was born and raised in Japan by a single mother after her father's death when she was 9. McKenna graduated from a U.S. DOD School in Tokyo, and then attended the University of Hawaii where she walked on to the women's basketball team. McKenna was one of the first beneficiaries of Title IX when she was offered a basketball scholarship.