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Britt C. Grant, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: April 10, 2018
  • Confirmed July 31, 2018
  • Age: 40

Career

  • Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia (2017 – present)
  • Office of the Georgia Attorney General (2012 – 2016)
    • Solicitor General (2015 – 2016)
    • Counsel for Legal Policy (2012 – 2014)
  • Associate Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (2008 – 2012)
  • The White House (2001 – 2004)
    • Deputy Associate Director, Office of Cabinet Affairs (2003 – 2004)
    • Special Assistant to the Director, USA Freedom Corps (2002 – 2003)
    • Executive Assistant to the Director, Domestic Policy Council (2001 – 2002)
  • Office of Congressman Nathan Deal (2000 – 2001)
    • Communications Director (2001)
    • Legislative Correspondent (2000 – 2001)

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D., with distinction(2007)
    • Stanford Journal of International Law, Managing Editor
    • Stanford Law and Policy Review, Senior Articles Editor
    • President, Stanford Federalist Society
    • Co-Founder and Co-President, Stanford National Security and the Law Society
  • Wake Forest University, B.A. (2000)
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honor Scholar

Clerkships

  • Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit(2007 – 2008)

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Elizabeth L. Branch, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Nomination

  • September 7, 2017
  • Confirmed February 28, 2018
  • Age: 49

Career

  • Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals (2012 – present)
  • Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (2008 – 2012)
  • Counselor to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (2005 – 2008)
  • Associate General Counsel for Rules and Legislation, Department of Homeland Security (2004 – 2005)
  • Attorney, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (1996 – 2004)

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1994)
    • With distinction
    • Charles E. Watkins, Jr. Scholarship
    • Order of the Coif
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal
  • Davidson College, B.A. (1990)
    • Cum laude

Publications

  • Managing the Regulatory State: The Experience of the Bush Administration, 33 Fordham Urb. L.J. 953 (2006)

Clerkships

  • Judge J. Owen Forrester, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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Kevin Newsom, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: May 8, 2017
  • Confirmed: August 1, 2017
  • Age: 44

Career

  • Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (2007–2017)
  • Adjunct Professor, Cumberland School of Law (Spring 2009 and 2010; Summer 2011)
  • Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School (Spring 2011)
  • Alabama Solicitor General (2003–2007)
  • Associate, Covington & Burling LLP (1998–2000; 2001–2003)
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (Spring 2002)

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (1997)
    • Magna cum laude
    • Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • Samford University, B.A. (1994)
    • Summa cum laude
    • President’s Cup recipient
    • Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Clerkships

  • Justice David H. Souter, Supreme Court of the United States (2000–2001)
  • Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1997–1998)

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Robert J. Luck, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 15th, 2019

Career

  • Justice, Florida Supreme Court (2019 – present)
  • Judge, Florida Third District Court of Appeals (2017- 2019)
  • Judge, Florida 11th Circuit Court (2013 – 2017)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida [unavailable]
  • Legislative correspondent
    • Office of Senator Paul Coverdell
    • Office of John Kyl
  • Adjunct professor of Business Law, Alabama State University

Education

  • University of Florida’s Levin College of Law; J.D. (2004)
    • Editor-in-Chief, Florida Law Review
    • magna cum laude
  • University of Florida; B.A.
    • Highest honors

Clerkships

  • Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Greenberg Traurig, appellate law

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Barbara Lagoa, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 15th, 2019

Career

  • Justice, Florida Supreme Court (2019 – present)
  • Judge, Florida Third District Court of Appeal (2006 – 2019)
    • Chief Judge (2017 – 2019)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida (2003 – 2006)
  • Private Practice, Morgan Lewis, Schulte Blum, Cohen Berke, Greenberg Tarurig (1992 – 2003)

Education

  • Columbia University; J.D. (1992)
    • Columbia Law Review
  • Florida International University; B.A. (1989)
    • cum laude

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