Muscogee Nation official statement on Supreme Court decision in US vs. Cooley The Muscogee Nation…
For Immediate Release
May 13, 2021
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Muscogee Nation statement on the nomination of Lauren J. King for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
The Muscogee Nation applauds President Biden’s judicial nomination of Lauren King for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. As a Muscogee citizen and a woman, this nomination continues a welcome trend of Native women at the forefront of consideration for positions of leadership and influence in our country. Ms. King has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the legal field that includes positions as a Judge, practitioner and instructor. Her work on behalf of our Nation, both on our Mvskoke Reservation Protection Commission and in defending the preservation of sacred ceremonial sites, will be impactful for generations to come. Her example of hard work, pursuing education and dedication to her craft, is a valuable teaching tool and motivation for our young Muscogee women to reach their greatest potential. Her experience, leadership and integrity leaves us confident that she will be fair and impartial, and we eagerly anticipate her confirmation to the federal bench.