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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.


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