Obama Taps Ariz. District Judge For 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 26, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama has nominated Judge Mary H. Murguia of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Judge Murguia, a former state and federal prosecutor, would “serve the American people with fairness and integrity” if she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Obama said Thursday.

Judge Murguia is the first and only Hispanic woman to sit on the Arizona federal court bench. She was appointed to the post by former President Bill...
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