Senate Confirms Ga. Justice With Kirkland Roots To 11th Circ.

By Aebra Coe (July 31, 2018, 4:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant to the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday, with three Democrats breaking ranks to join Republicans in voting yea.

Judge Grant, who spent four years early on in her career as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia for a little more than a year before President Donald Trump tapped her in April to become a judge on the Eleventh Circuit. She was nominated to a seat vacated by Judge Julie E. Carnes, who assumed senior status in June....

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