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Mary H. Murguia

Mary Murguia
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Michael Hawkins
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
In office
October 13, 2000 – January 4, 2011
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Diane Humetewa
Personal details
Born (1960-09-06) September 6, 1960
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Kansas, Lawrence

Mary Helen Murguia (born September 6, 1960) is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Contents

  • Early life and education 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Federal judicial service 3
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • Sources 6

Early life and education

Murguia is one of seven children of Alfred and Amalia Murguia, who emigrated from Mexico in 1950.[1] She was born in 1960 in Kansas City, Kansas.[2] Murguia was raised in the Kansas City community of Argentine.[1]

Murguia earned two bachelor's degrees (a B.A. and a B.S.) from the University of Kansas in 1982. She then earned a law degree from the University of Kansas Law School in 1985.[2]

Professional career

Murguia served as an Assistant District Attorney of Wyandotte County, Kansas from 1985 until 1990.[2] From 1990 until 2000, Murguia served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona, and concurrently served in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys from 1998 until 2000.[2] She was Counsel to the director's staff from 1998 until 1999, and the Principal Deputy Director in 1999. She was a Director from 1999 until 2000.[2]

Federal judicial service

On July 21, 2000, President Clinton nominated Murguia to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona that was created by 113 Stat. 1501.[2] The United States Senate confirmed Murguia on October 3, 2000, and she received her commission on October 13, 2000.[2]

On March 25, 2010, President Obama nominated Murguia to a fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that was created by the decision by Judge Michael Daly Hawkins to assume senior status.[3] On December 22, 2010, she was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 89-0.[4] On January 4, 2011, she received her commission and took the oath of office.[5]

She has been suggested as a potential nominee to the Supreme Court in Obama's second term.[6]

Personal

Murguia's twin sister is noted civil rights leader Janet Murguía, while her older brother, Carlos Murguia is a United States district judge.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Manny Lopez, Raising the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal (February 11, 2001).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Mary H. Murguia at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ "Former DOJ Official Picked for 9th Circuit". Legal Times. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  4. ^ U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress - 2nd Session, Vote Number 299: Confirmation Mary Helen Murgia, senate.gov (December 22, 2010).
  5. ^ http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000514
  6. ^ Greg, Stohr (November 8, 2012). "Obama’s Victory Creates New Chance to Mold U.S. Supreme Court". Bloomberg. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://ftp.resource.org/gpo.gov/hearings/106s/73475.txt

Sources

Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
2000–2011
Succeeded by
Diane Humetewa
Preceded by
Michael Hawkins
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2011–present
Incumbent
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