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AFA Holds Press Conference to Protest President Obama Nominees for Georgia Federal Court

Monday, December 23, 2013 Atlanta Leaders Call on the President to Withdraw Slate of Judicial Nominees   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   December 21, 2013ATLANTA–A broad coalition of elected officials and community leaders will announce their opposition to the slate of candidates nominated last Thursday by the White House to sit on the bench in the Northern […]

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AFA Holds News Conference with Congressional Representatives and Civil Rights Leaders Protesting Obama Federal Judicial Nominees

On Thursday, December 19, 2013, President Obama made his nominations for the Nothern District of Georgia and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Those nominees included Judge Michael P. Boggs (Georgia Court of Appeals), Attorney Mark Cohen, Judge Eleanor Ross (Dekalb State Court) and Attroney lee May for the Northern District and Judge Julie Carnes (NDGA) […]

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AFA Asks Georgia Congressional Delegation to Facilitiate Meeting with President Obama about Federal Court

Advocacy for Action has asked all members of the Democratic Georgia Congressional delegation to convene a meeting with President Obama about the proposed slate of candidates for the Northern District and 11th circuit courts.  The letters note that the preferred course of action is to delay in filling the open seats rather than accept  a compromise […]

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Reverend Joseph Lowery speaks out in opposition to Proposed Federal Court Appointments

On December 6, 2013, the Fulton County Daily Report published an article about letters that Advocacy For Action sent to the Georgia Congressional delegation asking them to facilitate a meeting with President Obama for the leaders of the African American bar associations to express their displeasure with the proprosed slate of candidates for the Northern […]

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Supreme Court Justice Speaks Out on Lack of Diversity in the Judiciary

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayer has joined in the chorus of voices that diversity on the bench is sorely lacking.  Speaking to students at American University Washington School of Law, Justitce Sotomayer indicated that the attorneys must get involved with judicial selection for the federal and state bench.  Read the full article here.  AFA – Sotomayer […]

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