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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by:||James L. Edmondson|
|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. The United States Senate confirmed Carnes to the Eleventh Circuit on July 21, 2014, on a vote of 94-0.
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.
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.
- 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
- 1975-1977: Law Clerk, Hon. Lewis Morgan, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
|Progress:||Confirmed 214 days after nomination.|
|Nominated:||December 19, 2013|
|ABA Rating:||Unanimously Well Qualified|
|Hearing:||May 13, 2014|
|Reported:||June 19, 2014|
|Confirmed:||July 21, 2014|
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.||”|
Carnes' nomination was returned by the Senate on January 3, 2014, and she was renominated on January 6th by President Obama. Carnes had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2014.
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.||”|
—Judge Julie Carnes
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. Carnes served as the chief judge of the Northern District of Georgia from 2009 to 2014.
Awards and associations
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- White House, "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States Courts of Appeals," December 19, 2013
- United States Senate, "On the Nomination (Confirmation Julie E. Carnes, of Georgia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit)," accessed July 22, 2014
- Judge Carnes Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- American Bar, "RATINGS OF ARTICLE III JUDICIAL NOMINEES 113TH CONGRESS," accessed December 27, 2013
- White House, "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate," January 7, 2014
- Senate Judiciary Committee, "Judicial Nomination," May 13, 2014
- Senate Judiciary Committee, "Results of Executive Business Meeting - June 19 2014," June 19, 2014
- Daily Report, "Senate Confirms Julie Carnes to Eleventh Circuit by 94-0 Vote," July 21, 2014
- "THOMAS" Nomination of Julie Carnes May 14, 2009 (Search for Julie Carnes)
- Senate Judiciary Committee, "Questionnaire for the Nominee," accessed May 14, 2014
|Federal judicial offices|
James L. Edmondson
|Northern District of Georgia
|Former judges||John Godbold • Joseph Hatchett • Albert Henderson • Paul Roney • David Dyer • Elbert Tuttle • Thomas Clark • Richard Rives • Robert Vance • Lewis Morgan • Stanley Birch • Rosemary Barkett • Warren Leroy Jones • John Bryan Simpson • Frank M. Johnson, Jr. •|
|Former Chief judges|
|Magistrate judges||Alan Baverman • Gerrilyn G. Brill • Walter E. Johnson • Janet F. King • Clayton Scofield III • Russell G. Vineyard • Linda T. Walker • J. Clay Fuller •|
|Former Article III judges||
Jack Camp • Horace Ward • Beverly Martin • Charles Moye • Ernest Tidwell • Julie Carnes • John Cochran Nicoll • John Erskine • Albert Henderson • Lewis Morgan • Frank Hull • James Hill • Henry Kent McCay • William Truslow Newman • Samuel Hale Sibley • Emory Marvin Underwood • Maurice Andrews • Newell Edenfield • Richard Freeman • Robert Hall • Frank Hooper • William Sloan • Sidney Smith • Robert Lee Russell •
|Former Chief judges||
Orinda Evans • Charles Moye • William O'Kelley • Ernest Tidwell • Robert Vining • Albert Henderson • Lewis Morgan • Maurice Andrews • Newell Edenfield • Frank Hooper • Sidney Smith • Robert Lee Russell •
|Vacancy Count by Congress|
|Vacancy Count by Year||Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2009 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2010 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2011 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2012|