Kansas judicial nomination won't carry into 2018

Holly Lou Teeter was nominated to federal bench

The U.S. Senate is not carrying over a Kansas City-area attorney's nomination for a federal judgeship in Kansas into next year. 

Senators didn't vote on Holly Lou Teeter of Lenexa before wrapping up business for the year Thursday. Her nomination then appeared Friday on a list of those not being carried into next year. 

Senate rules require a nominee who hasn't received a vote by year's end to be nominated again unless senators unanimously agree to carry the nomination forward. 

The Judiciary Committee endorsed the 38-year-old Teeter's nomination in November on a 19-1 vote. She is an assistant U.S. attorney for western Missouri. 

An American Bar Association committee rated Teeter as ``not qualified'' because she fell just short of the 12 years of legal experience it believes judicial nominees need. 

(photo shows Kansas Senator Pat Roberts with Holly Lou Teeter) 

 

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