President Obama Names James E. Graves, Jr. to U.S. Court of Appeals

“Throughout his career James E. Graves has shown unwavering integrity and an outstanding commitment to public service,” said President Obama. “I am proud to nominate him to serve on the United States Court of Appeals.”

James E. Graves, Jr.: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
James E. Graves, Jr. is a distinguished and experienced Mississippi jurist, who was an attorney in private practice and public service before taking the bench. The only African-American currently serving on the Mississippi Supreme Court, Justice Graves takes a keen interest in the administration of his state’s court system, and has been active in national, state and local bar associations.

White House Wire
6/10/10