Gonzaga law professor confirmed to the federal bench
Spokane, Washington: The United States Senate confirmed Gonzaga Law Professor Rosanna Peterson to a vacant judgeship in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Peterson was confirmed by the Senate on unanimous consent. She is the first woman to ever serve as a federal judge in Washington State.
U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell from Washington State recommended Peterson to the President for the nomination. Peterson underwent a confirmation hearing and approval to the Senate floor from the Senate Judiciary Committee prior to her approval from the Senate as a whole.