Missouri Prosecutor Nominated for Federal Judge
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Mary Elizabeth Phillips, the federal prosecutor in Kansas City, has been nominated to become a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Phillips' nomination, announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama, requires approval of the U.S. Senate.
Phillips has been U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri since 2009. She served as an assistant in that office from 2008 to 2009.
She has also worked in a court-appointed special prosecutor for the Jackson County Circuit Court and as an assistant prosecutor with the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.
Phillips received her law degree from the University of Missouri and also holds master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Chicago.