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Name Graves, James Earl Jr.
City New Orleans
State MS
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Judge : State
Race African-American
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Graves, James Earl Jr.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Graves, James Earl Jr.
Born 1953 in Hinds County, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Rhesa H. Barksdale. Confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 2011, and received commission on February 15, 2011.

Education:
Millsaps College, B.A., 1975
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1980
Syracuse University, M.P.A., 1981

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Central Mississippi Legal Services, Jackson, Mississippi, 1980-1983
Adjunct professor, Jackson State University, 1980-1997
Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1983-1986
Special assistant attorney general, State of Mississippi, 1986-1990
Director, Division of Child Support Enforcement, Mississippi Department of Human Services, 1990-1991
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial District, 1991-2001
Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court, 2001-2011; presiding justice, 2009-2011

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, June 10, 2010; no Senate vote

compress summary

Case(s) IM-TX-0028 : Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch
PB-MS-0004 : Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant
PD-MS-0001 : Quitman County v. State of Mississippi
PH-TX-0004 : Inclusive Communities Project v. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
SD-MS-0007 : Cowan and US v. Bolivar County Board of Education


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