Obama Taps Miss. Justice For 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 10, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama nominated a presiding Mississippi Supreme Court justice to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday, as the president's nominee for the Second Circuit inched closer to confirmation.

The president said Thursday that he was proud to nominate Justice James E. Graves Jr. to the federal bench. The Senate Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, voted to advance Judge Robert Chatigny's nomination to the Second Circuit to the full Senate.

The White House said that Justice Graves, currently the only black member of...
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