Judge Doris Pryor, an Indiana judge and IU graduate, was nominated to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by the White House on May 25, according to IndyStar. Pryor will be the first person of color from Indiana to serve on the appeals court if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals oversees federal court cases out of Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Pryor has served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana since 2018, according to a White House press release. She has also been assistant U.S. Attorney and National Security Chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana.
Pryor received a Juris Doctor degree from IU Maurer School of Law in 2003.