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Holly Teeter confirmed as federal judge in Kansas

August 4, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the newest federal district court judge in Kansas.

Thirty-eight-year-old Holly Teeter’s nomination was confirmed on Wednesday. Her nomination was delayed last year when a majority of the American Bar Association’s ratings committee rated her as unqualified because she had been practicing law for only 11.5 years, shy of the ABA’s minimum 12 years of experience to be considered qualified.

President Donald Trump resubmitted her nomination in January.

Teeter, of Lenexa, graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. She was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri when she was nominated for the judgeship.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Teeter will replace Judge Kathryn Vratil who retired from the district court bench in Topeka in 2014.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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