Lauren J. King Confirmed by US Senate to Serve as Federal District Judge
October 7, 2021
Lauren J. King, a tribal citizen of the Muscogee Nation, was confirmed by the United States Senate on Tuesday to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Nominated by President Joe Biden on May 12, 2021, she was confirmed by the Senate in a 55-44 vote.
Upon taking her oath, King will be the first Native American federal judge in Washington state's history, the second in the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit, and only the fourth active Native American federal judge in the entire country.
The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is one of 94 U.S. District Courts. King will maintain chambers in Seattle, Wash.