History of the Federal Judiciary

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Carnes, Julie E.
Born 1950 in Atlanta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on August 1, 1991, to a seat vacated by Robert H. Hall. Confirmed by the Senate on February 6, 1992, and received commission on February 10, 1992. Served as chief judge, 2009-present.

University of Georgia, B.A., 1972
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Lewis R. Morgan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1975-1977
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1978-1990; appellate chief, Criminal Division, 1987-1989
Member, U.S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Sentencing Guidelines, 1988-1990
Special counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1989
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1990-1996


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