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Peterson confirmed to federal bench

Gonzaga Law Professor Rosanna Peterson was confirmed today to the federal bench for the Eastern District of Washington.

“Rosanna Peterson is a leader in the Washington state legal community,” U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said following the 89-0 Senate confirmation vote. “She is a great lawyer, teacher and mentor, and I believe she will make an exceptional federal judge.”

Peterson, who worked previously worked in private practice in Spokane, is Eastern Washington’s first female federal judge.

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