According to the The Hill’s Floor Action Blog , the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider Mississippi Supeme Court Justice James E. Graves, Jr.’s nomination to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. with a voice vote to follow at 5:30 p.m.
I learned from Glenn Sugameli today that Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James E. Graves, Jr. has been placed on the agenda of the Senate Judiciary Committee for a Committee Executive Business Meeting to vote on judicial renominees who had hearings and unanimous committee votes in the last Congress. The Committee is scheduled to vote on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
For a detailed history regarding Justice Grave’s nomination, please see the nomination’s history here.
The White House announced today that President Barack Obama has nominated Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James E. Graves, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Justice Graves is a distinguished jurist and his nomination is being celebrated in Mississippi legal circles. I met Judge Graves when I began practicing law twenty-two years ago. I worked with him at the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and I am very proud of his nomination. When confirmed, I believe he will serve with the utmost distinction. Here is a link to the White House announcement.