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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of South Dakota|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||7/7/1999 - Present|
|Chief:||2006 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Richard Battey|
|Home State:||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Undergraduate:||St. Louis U., A.B., 1978|
|Law School:||Saint Louis U. School of Law, J.D., 1981|
Karen E. Schreier is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. She joined the Court in 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Schreier has been the Chief Judge of Court since 2006.
Early life and education
Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Schreier graduated from St. Louis University with a bachelor's degree in 1978 and received a Juris Doctor degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1981.
Schreier was a law clerk for South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Francis Dunn from 1981 to 1982 before entering private practice in South Dakota until 1993. President Bill Clinton nominated Schreier to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota from 1993 to 1999, which was approved by Senate vote.
District of South Dakota
On the recommendation of Senators Tom Daschle and Tim Johnnson, Schreier was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota by President Bill Clinton on on March 8, 1999 to a seat vacated by Richard Battey. Schreier was confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 1999 on a Senate vote and received commission on July 7, 1999. 
Planned Parenthood challenges South Dakota 2011 abortion law (2012)
*Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD v. Daugaard, et al. No. CIV. 11-4071-KES
In June 2012, Judge Karen Schreier, of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, permitted portions of the State of South Dakota's July 2011 abortion law to go into effect, including mandatory on-sight counseling to determine that a woman is not being coerced into having an abortion. Schreier blocked the entire law when the suit was first filed and continued to prevent the laws three-day waiting period and mandatory visits to a pregnancy crisis center from going into effect. 
- News: South Dakota Federal Judge permits portions of the new SD abortion law to take affect, July 13, 2012
- List of judges of the District of South Dakota
- Judge Karen Schreier Federal Judicial Center Biography
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of South Dakota
|Magistrate judges||William D. Gerdes • Veronica Duffy • Mark Moreno • John Simko •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|