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GEORGIA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE BRITT GRANT NOMINATED TO ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

The White House announced yesterday the nomination of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant to fill the seat on the Eleventh Circuit opened by the pending retirement of Judge Julie Carnes. Justice Grant has served on the Supreme Court for a year and three months. She was appointed to the Court by Governor Nathan Deal after serving as Georgia’s Solicitor General for a year. She...

Judge Julie Carnes to take Senior Status, Opening Seat on Eleventh Circuit

After serving as an active federal judge for more than a quarter-century, Eleventh Circuit Judge Julie Carnes announced last week that she will take senior status effective June 18, 2018. Judge Carnes has spent her entire career in public service. Following graduation from the University of Georgia Law School in 1975, Judge Carnes clerked for Judge Lewis R. Morgan on the United States...

Judge Branch Confirmed to Court

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth “Lisa” Branch to sit on the Eleventh Circuit, with a vote of 73 to 23. Judge Branch was nominated to the court by President Trump in September 2017, and has served on the Georgia Court of Appeals since 2012. Posted by Stacey...

Branch Nominated to Court

The White House today announced that the nomination of Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth “Lisa” Branch has been sent to the Senate for confirmation. Judge Branch has served on the Georgia Court of Appeals since 2012. Posted by Tom Byrne

Supreme Court Scorecard: Looking Back at the 2016 Term and Forward to October

After a tough record in 2015, the Eleventh Circuit batted .400 last term at the U.S. Supreme Court. In the Court’s five merits decisions on appeal from the Eleventh Circuit, two judgments were affirmed, two were reversed, and one was vacated. The two affirmances were both in criminal cases with majority opinions by Justice Thomas. In Beckles v. United States, 137 S. Ct. 886 (Mar. 6,...

Judge Frank M. Hull Taking Senior Status

The media are reporting that Judge Hull has informed President Trump that she intends to take senior status.  She has been on the Eleventh Circuit for almost twenty years, after being elevated from the Northern District of Georgia by President Bill Clinton in 1997.  This vacancy will give President Trump his second opportunity to appoint a member of the Eleventh Circuit, after Kevin...

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