The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
April 15, 2015
President Obama Nominates Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright to Serve on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama nominated Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
“I am proud to nominate Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “She has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident she will serve on the federal bench with distinction.”
Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright has served as an Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court since 2012. Previously, she served as a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals from 2002 to 2012 and on the Ramsey County District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota from 2000 to 2002. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Justice Wright served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Minnesota from 1995 to 2000. From 1991 to 1995, she was an associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP). She began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1989 to 1991. Justice Wright received her J.D. in 1989 from Harvard Law School and her B.A. cum laude in 1986 from Yale University.