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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Kansas|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||9/22/1999 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Sam Crow|
|Past post:||Wyandotte County District Court|
|Hometown:||Kansas City, KS|
|Undergraduate:||University of Kansas, B.S., 1979|
|Law School:||University of Kansas Law, J.D., 1982|
Early life and education
Murguia was a private practice attorney in Kansas City, Kansas from 1982 to 1987. Murguia served as a Hearing Officer and Small Claims Judge in the Wyandotte County District Court of Kansas from 1984 to 1990. Murguia was the Coordinator for Immigration Amnesty Program of El Centro, Inc. from 1985 to 1990 serving as a Hearing Officer in the Wyandotte County District Court in 1990. Murguia was appointed by the Kansas Judicial Nominating Commission as a District Court Judge in Branch 8 of the Wyandotte County District Court from 1990 to 1999.
District of Kansas
Murguia was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Kansas by President Bill Clinton on March 24, 1999 to a seat vacated by Sam Crow as Crow went on senior status. Murguia was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 8, 1999 and received commission on September 22, 1999.
Kansas abortion clinic regulations (2011)United States District Court for the District of Kansas
On July 1, 2011, Judge Murguia issued a temporary restraining order blocking the enforcement of a new Kansas law which outlined requirements for licensing abortion clinics. The justification for the temporary injunction came from the short time frame the state provided clinics to come into compliance with new, strict regulations. The state issued the requirements only two weeks before the clinics had to be in compliance, leaving little time for the clinics to make the major changes required. Clinics argued that the abortion regulations are overbearing, with one group arguing that the law would require them to virtually get their building and rebuild it. They argued that the licensing regulations and the time line were simply an attempt on the part of the governor and the state to criminalize abortion in Kansas. However, abortion opponents argued that the clinics are currently unsafe and "cite instances of poor medical care, including the case of an abortion doctor in Kansas City, Kan., who lost his license in 2005 after state inspectors found an unclean facility and improperly stored medical supplies."
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Kansas
|Magistrate judges||David Waxse • Gary Sebelius • Gerald Rushfelt • James O'Hara • Donald Bostwick • Karen Humphreys • Kenneth Gale •|
|Former Article III judges||
Wesley Brown • Mark W. Delahay • Archibald Williams • Cassius Gaius Foster • William Cather Hook • John Calvin Pollock • George Thomas McDermott • Richard Joseph Hopkins • Guy Helvering • Delmas Hill • Patrick Kelly • Arthur Mellott • Earl O'Connor • Dale Saffels • Arthur Stanley • Henry Templar • Frank Theis • George VanBebber •
|Former Chief judges|