James Larry Edmondson

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James Edmondson
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
June 1, 2002 – May 31, 2009
Preceded by Lanier Anderson
Succeeded by Joel Dubina
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
May 7, 1986 – July 15, 2012
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Albert Henderson
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born (1947-07-14) July 14, 1947 (age 66)
Jasper, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Emory University
University of Georgia
University of Virginia

James Larry Edmondson (born July 14, 1947) is a senior United States federal judge.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

Born in Jasper, Georgia, Edmondson received a B.A. from Emory University in 1968, a J.D. from the University of Georgia in 1971, and an M.L. in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia in 1990.

Edmondson clerked for the Hon. Sidney Oslin Smith, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia from 1971-1973. He was an attorney in private practice in Jasper, Georgia during 1973, and in Lawrenceville, Georgia from 1973-1986. [2] Edmondson also taught as a law professor at the University of Georgia between 1975-1984.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On March 26, 1986, Edmondson was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. vacated by Albert J. Henderson. Edmondson was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 29, 1986, and received his commission on May 7, 1986. He served as chief judge from 2002 to 2009.

In 2000, Edmondson, as part of a 3-judge panel with Judges Joel Fredrick Dubina and Charles R. Wilson, issued the opinion that ultimately led to Elian Gonzalez being sent back to Cuba to be reunited with his father.

Edmondson assumed senior status on July 15, 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's who in the South and Southwest - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
  2. ^ a b [1] Retrieved on December 1, 2008.
  3. ^ Future Judicial Vacancies. Uscourts.gov. Retrieved on 2013-10-23.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Albert Henderson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1986–2012
Vacant
Preceded by
Lanier Anderson
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2002–2009
Succeeded by
Joel Dubina