TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — 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.
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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.