Replacement for slain Arizona judge confirmed by Senate
October 4th, 2011
02:07 PM ET
12 years ago

Replacement for slain Arizona judge confirmed by Senate

Washington (CNN) - The Senate has moved quickly to confirm a replacement for slain federal Judge John Roll, killed in the mass shooting at a Tucson shopping center in January.

Judge Jennifer Guerin Zipps was elevated from a magistrate to a seat on the U-S District Court in Arizona. She works in the same Tucson courthouse as her predecessor. As a former federal prosecutor Zipps, 47, had appeared often in Roll's courtroom


Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
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  1. GI Joe

    (SARCASM meant in previous statement). I'd like for them to check the political affiliation of the assassin.

    October 4, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Grassley can shove his self-righteous indignation where the sun never shines. The GOPers are the LAST people to be complaining about swiftness in the nomination/appointment process. They've set records during Obama's entire presidency for the blocking and delays caused by their obstructionist gamesmanship with respect to EVERY person Obama has nominated. They think they can simply prevent judicial appointments until the term is over and then fill them with their ideologue brethren after...meanwhile, the judicial system slows to a crawl and justice suffers for it.

    October 4, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I agree, Death Panel Grassley should keep his lying face shut. Right wingnuts, under the direction of Creme DeMint, have held up the confirmation of countless nominees.

    October 4, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    from the article:Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking GOP member on the Judiciary Committee criticized the president for not moving faster to fill the Roll vacancy. "It was deemed to be a judicial emergency instantly. However, it took over five months for the administration to nominate" Zipps, Grassley said.
    Doesn't Grassley realize that the confirmation process took just as long as the nomination process? Or does he think most of us will not notice the absurdity in what he is saying. I think it is the latter. He's pretty smart. He just thinks the rest of us are dumb.

    October 4, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |