Openings on the Eleventh Circuit

by Jonathan H. Adler

Last week, the Honorable Susan Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit announced that she would be stepping down from the bench once the Senate had confirmed a successor.  This creates a second vacancy on the Atlanta-based federal appeals court.  The Honorable Stanley Birch stepped down from the Eleventh Circuit last fall.  Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the White House is vetting Daisy Hurst Floyd, a law professor and former Dean at the Mercer University School of Law, as a possible replacement for Birch. 

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