President Barack Obama tapped a former Justice Department official for a spot on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the White House announced Thursday.
Mary Murguia, who led the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys from 1999 to 2000 and served in other capacities at the DOJ prior to that beginning in 1990, would take the seat vacated by Judge Michael D. Hawkins, who has taken senior status. She has served as a U.S. District Court judge in Arizona since 2000.
“Judge Murguia has displayed an outstanding commitment to public service throughout her career and as a District Judge in Arizona,” Obama said in a statement. “I am honored to nominate her today for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals and confident she will serve the American people with fairness and integrity.”