Karen Schreier

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Karen Elizabeth Schreier (born 1956) is a federal district judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Schreier earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University in 1978 and a law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1981.[1]

Schreier worked as a law clerk for South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Francis G. Dunn from 1981 until 1982.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Schreier worked in private law practice in Sioux Falls from 1982 until 1993. She then became a United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota in 1993, and served in that capacity until her appointment to the federal bench in 1999.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On March 8, 1999, President Clinton nominated Schreier to be a judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota to replace Richard Howard Battey, who had taken senior status on January 1, 1999.[2] The United States Senate confirmed Schreier on June 30, 1999 as part of a package of nominees it approved in a 94-4 vote.[1][3]

Schreier served as the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota from 2006 until 2013.[1]

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