Senate committee to consider Graves’ nomination
WASHINGTON — The nomination of Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James E. Graves Jr. to a federal appeals post is scheduled to be considered Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Graves was nominated by President Obama in June to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 5th Circuit, based in New Orleans, hears appeals from the federal courts in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Graves, 56, is currently the only black justice on the state Supreme Court, where he’s served since 2001. Before that, he was a Hinds County Circuit Court judge for 10 years.
Last fall, 5th Circuit Judge Rhesa Barksdale took senior status.
If confirmed, Graves would become the second black on the court. The first was Judge Carl Stewart of Shreveport, La.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- UPDATED: House subcommittee tosses discrimination elements from religious freedom bill
- Lawmakers debating alternative to Medicaid expansion
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- Senate passes teacher pay raise legislation
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project
- White House hotel making comeback in Biloxi
- Reactive Surfaces files lawsuit against Toyota in patent dispute