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President Obama Nominates Rosanna M. Peterson to Serve on the District Court Bench

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                                        October 13, 2009
President Obama Nominates Rosanna M. Peterson to Serve on the District Court Bench
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced that he has nominated Rosanna Peterson to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Peterson currently serves on the faculty of the Gonzaga University School of Law.
"I am honored to nominate Rosanna Peterson to the United States District Court bench," said President Obama. "Throughout her career, she has displayed exceptional integrity and an unwavering commitment to justice. She will be a distinguished addition to the federal bench for the Eastern District of Washington and I am grateful for her willingness to serve."
Rosanna M. Peterson: Nominee for the Eastern District of Washington
Rosanna Peterson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota, and graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota Law School in 1991. Following graduation from law school, Peterson clerked for the Honorable Fred Van Sickle in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. After her clerkship, Peterson practiced general litigation, employment and education law, as well as criminal defense at several private law firms in Spokane. In 1999, Peterson joined the faculty of Gonzaga University School of Law, where she teaches Evidence, Federal Jurisdiction, and Trial Advocacy. She became the director of the School of Law’s Externship Program in 2002. Peterson is being nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.