ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska Supreme Court Judge made history on Wednesday afternoon.
An investiture ceremony was held for Judge Morgan Christen at the Dena'ina Center.
Judge Christen became the first woman from Alaska to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit as she was sworn in by fellow Alaskan, Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld, who serves as a Senior Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
Judge Christen served as a judge for the Superior Court and was appointed to the Alaska Supreme Court in 2009.
The Alaska Supreme Court justices, Senator Mark Begich, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and judges of the Ninth Circuit attended the event.
Judge Christen said she was honored to join the U.S. Court of Appeals. "I have loved exploring this state for the past 25 years and I look forward to sharing more of it with my Ninth Circuit colleagues in the years ahead," she said.