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Carnes, Edward Earl

Born 1950 in Albertville, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on January 27, 1992, to a seat vacated by Frank Minis Johnson, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1992, and received commission on September 10, 1992. Served as chief judge, 2013-2020. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2020.

University of Alabama, B.S., 1972
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1975-1992; chief, Capital Punishment Post-Conviction Litigation Division, 1981-1992
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2013-2020