Julie Carnes

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Julie Carnes
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   94-0
Active:   7/21/2014-Present
Preceded by:   James L. Edmondson
Past term:   2/10/1992-7/21/2014
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Atlanta, Georgia
Undergraduate:   University of Georgia, 1972
Law School:   University of Georgia Law, 1975

Julie E. Carnes is an Article III federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. On December 19, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Carnes to fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.[1] The United States Senate confirmed Carnes to the Eleventh Circuit on July 21, 2014, on a vote of 94-0.[2]

Prior to her confirmation to the higher court, she was a judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Carnes served as the chief judge of the court from 2009 to 2014, when she was confirmed to the Eleventh Circuit.[3]

Early life and education

Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1950, Carnes graduated from the University of Georgia with her A.B., graduating magna cum laude in 1972, and earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 1975.[3]

Professional career

  • 1990-1996: Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • 1989: Special Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • 1988-1990: Member, U.S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Sentencing Guidelines
  • 1978-1990: Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia
  • 1982-1990: Appellate Chief, Criminal Division
  • 1978-1990: Assistant United States Attorney

Judicial career

Eleventh Circuit

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Julie Carnes
 Court:Eleventh Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 214 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:December 19, 2013
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:May 13, 2014
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:June 19, 2014 
ApprovedAConfirmed:July 21, 2014
 Vote: 94-0

On December 19, 2013, Julie Carnes was nominated by President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The vacancy was created when James L. Edmondson assumed senior status on July 15, 2012. On the nominations of Gregg Costa and Julie Carnes:

Judges Carnes and Costa have displayed exceptional dedication to public service throughout their careers... I am honored to nominate them today to serve the American people on the United States Courts of Appeals. I am confident that they will be judicious and esteemed additions to the Eleventh and the Fifth Circuits.

[4]

—President Barack Obama[1]

The American Bar Association rated Carnes Unanimously Well Qualified.[5]

Carnes' nomination was returned by the Senate on January 3, 2014, and she was renominated on January 6th by President Obama.[6] Carnes had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2014.[7]

The Senate Judiciary Committee reported Carnes to the full Senate on June 19, 2014, on a voice vote.[8] She was confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 2014, on a vote of 94-0.[2]

On the confirmation

Senator Johnny Isakson spoke on the senate floor about Carnes.

I feel very honored and appreciative for the confidence that the Senate has shown with its vote to confirm me. I remain very grateful to President Obama for nominating me to the Eleventh Circuit, and I cannot express how much the support of Georgia's two senators, Senator Chambliss and Senator Isakson, means to me. I was particularly touched that they spoke so glowingly and warmly about my father," Carnes continued. "He would have been so proud and excited to watch the senators cast their votes for his daughter. ... I really miss him today.[4]

—Judge Julie Carnes[9]

Northern District of Georgia

Carnes was nominated by President George Bush on August 1, 1991, to a seat vacated by Robert Hall. Carnes was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 6, 1992, on unanimous consent and received commission on February 10, 1992.[10] Carnes served as the chief judge of the Northern District of Georgia from 2009 to 2014.[3]

Awards and associations

Awards

Professional
  • 2013: University of Georgia School of Law Portrait Ceremony
  • 2009-2013: Atlanta Business Chronicle: Who's Who in Accounting and Law
  • 1998: University of Georgia Law School Distinguished Service Scroll
  • 1988: United States Department of Justice, Director's Award for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney
  • 1988: United States Attorney's Office, Special Achievement Award
Academic
  • 1972-1975: University of Georgia School of Law, Bryant T. Castellow Scholar
  • 1973-1974: University of Georgia Law Review, Editorial Board Member
  • 1968-1972: University of Georgia National Merit Scholar
  • 1972: University of Georgia Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1968-1972: University of Georgia Honors Program
  • 1968: WAGA-TV College Scholarship
  • 1968: National Council of Teachers of English Writing Competition[11]

Associations

Bar Associations Memberships
  • 2009-Present: Executive Committee, Honorary member, Federal Bar Association
    • 2009-Present: Executive Committee of Judicial Council, Eleventh Circuit Judicial Council
  • 2009-2010: Judicial Conference of the United States, Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, Staffing Formula for Death Penalty Law Clerks
  • 2008-2010: Judicial Conference of the United States, Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Judiciary Planning
  • 2005-2010: Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on Criminal Law
  • 2005-2007: Chair, Eleventh Circuit 2007 Judicial Conference Planning Committee
  • 2004-2005: Eleventh Circuit 2005 Judicial Conference Planning Committee
  • 1996-2002: Eleventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 1998: University of Georgia School of Law Dean Selection Committee
  • 1997: University of Georgia Presidential Selection Committee
  • 1992-Present: University of Georgia Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • 1991-1994: University of Georgia School of Law Board of Visitors[11]

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
James L. Edmondson
Eleventh Circuit
2014–Current
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Robert Hall
Northern District of Georgia
1992–2014
Seat #10
Succeeded by:
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