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South Dakota Organizer(s):


Raleigh Hansman


Alecia Fuller


Women serving on the federal bench in South Daktoa include:

District Court Judge Karen Schreier

Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy

Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman

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15% of South Dakota’s state court judges are white women compared to 42% of the state population and 4% are women of color compared to 8% of the population.

Gavel Gap

Main Photo: Judge Karen Screier

Secondary photo: Chief Judge of the Federal District Court for South Dakota, the Honorable Karen Schreier (in blue), received the 2011 Diana Murphy Legacy Award, here with Infinity founder Marie Failinger, Executive Director Debra Fitzpatrick, Honorable Diana Murphy (the first of only two women to serve on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals), and Infinity founder Lisa Brabbit.

Recent News

Daneta Wollman sworn in as U.S. Magistrate Judge (2105)

Two women on the South Dakota Supreme Court for the the first time (2015)

Daugaard appoints Judge Janine Kern to the Supreme Court (2014)


South Dakota Judicial Qualifications Commission

Ballotpedia:  South Dakota Judicial Selection

South Dakota Supreme Court

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