Rosanna Peterson

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Rosanna Peterson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   89-0
Active:   1/26/2010-Present
Chief:   2011-Present
Preceded by:   Frederick Van Sickle
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Salt Lake City, Utah
Undergraduate:   University of North Dakota School, 1977
Law School:   University of North Dakota School of Law, 1991
Grad. School:   University of North Dakota, 1983

Rosanna Malouf Peterson is the chief judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. She was nominated by President President Obama, confirmed by the Senate on January 25, 2010, and received commission on January 26, 2013. Peterson became chief judge of the court in 2011.[1][2]

Peterson is the first woman to serve on the Eastern District of Washington.

Early life and education

Peterson received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in 1977, a M.A. from the University of North Dakota in 1983, and her J.D. from the University of North Dakota Law School in 1991.[3]

Professional career

  • 1999-2010: Faculty, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2007-2010: Assistant Professor of Law
  • 2005-2007: Visiting Professor of Law
  • 2002-2010: Director of Externship Program
  • 1999-2005: Adjunct Professor of Law

Judicial career

Eastern District of Washington

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Rosanna Peterson
 Court:Eastern District of Washington
 Progress:Confirmed 104 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:October 13, 2009
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:November 18, 2009
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:December 10, 2009 
ApprovedAConfirmed:January 25, 2010
 Vote: 89-0

Peterson was nominated by President President Obama to fill a vacant seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in October 2009.[4] She was nominated for the seat vacated when Frederick Van Sickle assumed senior status and was confirmed by unanimous consent of the Senate on January 25, 2010.[5][1][2]

The American Bar Association gave Peterson a unanimous rating of Qualified.[6]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Peterson's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Peterson had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 18, 2009, which voted to forward her nomination to the full Senate.[7] She was confirmed by the Senate on January 25, 2010.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frederick Van Sickle
Eastern District of Washington
2010–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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