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AFA Co- Convenor Asks Congressman Lewis To Pressure President Obama To Reject Nominees for Georgia Federal Bench

AFA Co-Convenor Charles Johnson followed the call he gave to Diversity on the Bench seminar attendees on Saturday, November 2nd – Call, write or email Congressman Lewis and ask him to tell the President to reject the “compromise” slate of federal nominees being proposed by Georgia’s Republican Senators.  To read the text of his letter, click […]

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Civil Rights Groups Join in Protest Against Proposed Federal Judicial Lifetime Appointees

On Friay, October 18, 2013, several groups held a protest on the steps of the Richard Russell Federal Building decrying the proposed nominees to the federal bench.  The group indicated that one nominee refused to vote for removing the confederate symbol from the Georgia flag when he was a state legislator and another nominee has […]

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Will the Compromise on the Federal Judical Appointments Fall Apart?

On Thursday, October 11, 2o13, the Congressional Delegation visited the White House to discuss the proposed compromise on the federal appointments to the Northern District and 11th Circuit courts.  You can read the article below, but if you want to find out WHAT happened during that meeting, be sure to attend the seminar on November […]

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The Conversation on Justice is Being Heard

The Fulton County Daily Report has another story in paper (Monday, September 23, 2013) regarding Diversity on the Judiciary..  Efforts to keep the conversation going are helping to make small changes in the processes that often determine who sits on the bench in Georgia.   While this move by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) in no […]

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Georgia Congressional Delegation Left out of Federal Court Selection Process

The Georgia Congressional delegation has written a letter to White House Counsel indicating their displeasure at being omitted from the selection process for the current Federal Court nominees.  Expressing their “shock and disappointment”, the Georgia delegation asks for a meeting with White House Counsel.  See the full text of the article by clicking on the […]

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