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Deal Derails Federal Grand Jury Probe by Naming Federal Prosecutor to Georgia State Court

By Shannon McCaffrey – June 12, 2013 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5:57 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 In the final, frenetic days of Georgia’s 2010 GOP runoff, a bombshell dropped: Word that a federal grand jury in Atlanta demanded information seemingly related to Nathan Deal’s actions as a member of Congress. The campaign of Deal’s opponent […]

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“Compromise” for Federal Court Judicial Appointments has only 1 African American on the list

Despite sustained and increased lobbying by African American community and bar leaders, the President is slated to nominate a group of lawyers and sitting judges for positions on the 11th circuit and Nothern District of Georgia courts based upon a  “compromise” reached between the Republican Senators and the White House.  However, the potential nominees include […]

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GABWA Joins in Call for President Obama to Diversify the Federal Bench in Georgia

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) has joined with Advocacy for Action in urging President Obama to diversity the Georgia federal bench by appointing African American females to the court.  Since the inception of the court in 1848, there has never been an African American female federal judge sitting on the Northern District Court.  […]

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Retiring Judge Urges Governor and JNC to Diversify the Bench

Judge Allen of the Chattahoochee Circuit’s Superior Court wrote a memo to Governor Deal and the JNC urging that they not to appoint an all white bench upon his retirement on October 31, 2013.  Citing to population statistics in the county which indicate that African American compromise close to 50% of the population, Judge Allen makes a […]

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The Gate City Bar Association asks President Obama to Diversify the Georgia Federal Bench

The Gate City Bar Association has joined in the call by Advocacy for Action and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) by sending a letter to President Obama asking that he appoint at least two African American attorneys to the Northern District Court.  Gate City cites to African Americans comprising 31% of the […]

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