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James E. Graves - CONFIRMED
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
On June 10, 2010, President Obama nominated James E. Graves, b. 1953, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Graves has served as a judge in Mississippi since 1991, sitting first for 10 years on the Hinds County Circuit Court and subsequently on the state Supreme Court, first as an associate justice and now as a presiding justice. He is the only African American currently serving on the state Supreme Court.