Obama Taps 2 For Judicial Openings In Ariz.

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a U.S. magistrate judge and a former public defender to fill two vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

“I am honored to put forward such highly qualified candidates for the federal bench,” Obama said.

Judge Jennifer Guerin Zipps has been a magistrate judge for the District of Arizona since 2005. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Zipps was an assistant U.S. attorney in Arizona, heading the unit's Civil Division in 2002 and serving...
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