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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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Tennessee Law Requires Diverse Judicial Nominating Committee

  Tennessee Law Requires Diverse Judicial Nominating Committee 17-4-102.   Judicial nominating commission — Establishment — Membership — Appointments — Application for commission membership.  (a) There is established as a part of the judicial branch of the state a judicial nominating commission, to be composed of seventeen (17) members as follows:    (1) Eight (8) members shall be […]

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Are There No Qualified African American Lawyers in the Northern District of Georgia

  Sunday, July 25, 2010 By Charles Johnson Are There No Qualified African American Lawyers in the Northern District of Georgia? Federal Officials Appear to Have Difficulty Finding Them. The State of Georgia is divided into three federal judicial districts. The largest of these by volume of cases – the Northern District of Georgia – […]

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Atlanta’s Continuing Struggle for a More Representative Federal Bench

  Sunday March 6, 2011  By Charles S. Johnson  Atlanta’s Continuing Struggle for a More Representative Federal Bench  Imagine a time when all of the full-time judges on Atlanta’s federal district court are white; when circumstances have conspired to create a number of vacancies on the court; when, even in those circumstances, it’s far from […]

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Georgia Bar Recognizes Efforts to Make the Judiciary More Accountable and Representative

Article from Southernchanges.com Saturday, June 1, 2013 The State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession presents its Commitment to Equality Awards to persons who have shown a strong commitment to promoting diversity in the profession and who are committed to providing opportunities that foster a more diverse legal profession for members […]

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