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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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AFA Urges President Obama to Reject Compromise Candidates for Georgia Federal Bench

Advocacy for Action (AFA) along with other diverse bar associations in Georgia have sent a letter to White Housel Counsel and President Obama urging him to reject a compromise that would decrease the number of African American nominees to the Northern District Court in Georgia.  Further, AFA encourages the President and White House Counsel to include […]

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