Image

6:16 AM / Tuesday July 14, 2020

28 Dec 2013

Georgia politicians and activists concerned Obama federal court nominations

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
December 28, 2013 Category: Week In Review Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. John Lewis

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Image

ATLANTA — A group of politicians and community activists say they’re concerned with nominees chosen by President Barack Obama to serve in the state’s federal courts.

Obama announced three district court nominees and one appeals court nominee on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis says the group feels Obama’s nominees to serve in the Northern District of Georgia and in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals don’t reflect the area’s diversity, and were chosen with little public input.

The coalition is staging a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

The group’s leaders also say they’re concerned with some of the nominees having advocated to keep the Confederate battle emblem as part of the state flag, and for the state to adopt stricter voter ID laws.

The group said only one minority was among the Obama administration’s Georgia federal court nominees.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Health

Virus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being

July 10, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email Terrence Nichols, 44, in Chicago after a COVID-19 infection. Nichols has recovered physically...

Go With The-Flo

LeBron James is in a contract to buy 3rd mansion in Beverly Hills for $39 million

July 10, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: LeBron James  (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony According...

Sun Report

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors’ votes

July 10, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday...

Commentary

The Cultural Coach: Looking at the White way of life

July 10, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Linda S. Wallace Q: If African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans have...

Seniors

Engage virtually: Tips for keeping older adults connected

July 10, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email Family Features Connection and a sense of community can be critical to well-being...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of July 12

July 10, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email All Signs: Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn are still lined up in Capricorn, the...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff