Julie E. Carnes

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Julie Carnes
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 31, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by James Edmondson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
January 1, 2009 – July 31, 2014
Preceded by Jack Camp
Succeeded by Thomas Thrash
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
February 10, 1992 – July 31, 2014
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Robert Hall
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 63–64)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater University of Georgia

Julie E. Carnes (born 1950) is a Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Carnes is the daughter of Georgia state court judge Charles Carnes. She received the A.B. from the University of Georgia in 1972 and a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975. She was a law clerk to the Hon. Lewis R. Morgan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit from 1975 to 1977.

Professional career[edit]

Carnes was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia, from 1978 to 1990 and was Appellate Chief of the Criminal Division from 1987 to 1989. She was a member of the U.S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Sentencing Guidelines from 1988 to 1990 and was a Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in 1989 and a Commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 1990 to 1996.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Service on the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia[edit]

On August 1, 1991, Carnes was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by Robert H. Hall. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 6, 1992 and received her commission on February 10, 1992.[1] From 2009 to 2014 she served as chief judge.[1]

Service on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals[edit]

On December 19, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Carnes to a vacant seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit due to James Larry Edmondson assuming senior status[2] She received a hearing before the full panel of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2014.[3] On June 19, 2014 her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[4] On July 16, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion to invoke cloture on Carnes' nomination. On July 17, 2014 the motion to invoke cloture was agreed to by a vote of 68-23.[5] On July 21, 2014 the United States Senate voted 94-0[6] to elevate Carnes to the Eleventh Circuit. She received her judicial commission on July 31, 2014.[1]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges". 
  2. ^ "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States Courts of Appeals". The White House. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Judicial Nominations". United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. 
  4. ^ "Executive Business Meeting". United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 232. United States Senate. 17 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 233. United States Senate. 21 July 2014. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Hall
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1992–2014
Vacant
Preceded by
Jack Camp
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
2009–2014
Succeeded by
Thomas Thrash
Preceded by
James Edmondson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2014–present
Incumbent