Carlton W. Reeves

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Carlton W. Reeves
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Station:   Jackson, MS
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/20/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   William Barbour
Personal History
Born:   1964
Hometown:   Fort Hood, TX
Undergraduate:   Jackson State U., B.A., 1986
Law School:   U. of Virginia Law, J.D., 1989

Carlton Wayne Reeves (b. 1964) is an Article III federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He was nominated to the court by Barack Obama and received his commission on December 20, 2010.[1]

Early life and education

Reeves earned his B.A. in 1986 from Jackson State University and his J.D. in 1989 from the University of Virginia School of Law.[2]

Professional career

  • Chief of the Civil Division

Judicial career

Southern District of Mississippi

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Carlton W. Reeves
 Court:Southern District of Mississippi
 Progress:Confirmed 235 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:April 28, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:July 15, 2010
ApprovedAReported:August 5, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 19, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

President Obama nominated Reeves to a seat on the Southern District of Mississippi on April 28, 2010 to fill the seat vacated by William Barbour.[3][2]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Committee Questionnaire available here
Questions for the Record available here

Reeves' hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was on July 14, 2010.[4] Reeves' nomination was reported by committee on August 5, 2010 and he was confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 2010.[5][6][7]

Awards and associations

  • Mary Claiborne and Roy H. Ritter Fellowship in Recognition of Outstanding Honor, Character, and Integrity[2]

See also

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Barbour
Southern District of Mississippi
Seat #2
Succeeded by: