Edward Carnes

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Edward Carnes
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Title:   Chief Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Approval vote:   62-36-2
Active:   9/10/1992 - Present
Preceded by:   Frank Johnson, Jr.
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Albertville, AL
Undergraduate:   University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, B.S., 1972
Law School:   Harvard Law, J.D., 1975
Edward Earl Carnes is a federal judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by George H.W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Carnes worked in the Alabama State Attorney General's Office.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Albertville, Alabama, Carnes graduated from the University of Alabama with his bachelor's degree in 1972 and later graduated from Harvard Law, obtaining a Juris Doctor in 1975.[1]

Professional career

Carnes was Assistant State Attorney General for the Alabama Attorney General's Office from 1975 to 1992 holding the position of Chief of the Capital Punishment Division specializing in post-conviction litigation with the Alabama Attorney General's Office from 1981 to 1992.[1]

Judicial career

Eleventh Circuit

Carnes was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on January 27, 1992 to a seat vacated by Frank Johnson, Jr. as Johnson assumed senior status. Carnes was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 9, 1992, on a super-majority 62-36-2 vote and received commission on September 10, 1992.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frank M. Johnson, Jr.
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1992-Present
Succeeded by:
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