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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...

Kevin Newsom Confirmed as Eleventh Circuit’s Newest Judge

The Senate has confirmed Kevin Newsom as the Eleventh Circuit’s newest judge.  Newsom, 44, is currently the chair of Bradley Arent Boult Cummings’s appellate group.  He graduated summa cum laude from Samford University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and clerked for Judge O’Scannlain on the Ninth Circuit and for Justice Souter.  He will fill the seat previously held by...

Eleventh Circuit Mourns Loss of Judge Phyllis Kravitch

The American legal community lost one of its pioneers yesterday, when the Honorable Phyllis Kravitch died after 38 years as a U.S. circuit judge. Judge Kravitch was born in 1920 in Savannah, Georgia, and she received an LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1943. She returned to practice law in Savannah, where she became the first woman president of the Savannah Bar...

Former Law Clerk Seeks New Opportunity

The Eleventh Circuit has an indirect connection with the current presidential race: Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine served as a law clerk to Senior Judge Lanier Anderson in 1983-84 in Macon.

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