Three seeking U.S. District judge position including 2 Native attorneys
Former Congresswoman Herseth Sandlin in running
April 13, 2021
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Two Native American lawyers with impressive resumes are seeking an appointment to the federal bench.
Tracey Zephier and Sarah Collins are vying with former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for the seat to be vacated by U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Viken of Rapid City, who will move to senior status on September 1.
President Joe Biden will make the decision on who will replace Viken. It's a lifetime appointment and requires the approval of the U.S. Senate.