History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Murguia, Mary Helen
Born 1960 in Kansas City, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 21, 2000, to a new seat authorized by 113 Stat. 1501. Confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 2000, and received commission on October 13, 2000. Service terminated on January 4, 2011, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on March 25, 2010, to a seat vacated by Michael D. Hawkins. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on January 4, 2011.

Education:
University of Kansas, B.S., B.A., 1982
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1985

Professional Career:
Assistant district attorney, Wyandotte County, Kansas, 1985-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1990-2000
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998-2000; counsel to the director's staff, 1998-1999; principal deputy director, 1999; director, 1999-2000

 

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