February 12, 2015

First Two African American Female Judges Confirmed to Serve on Georgia Federal Bench

On November 18, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of the first two African American women to serve on the federal bench in Georgia. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Abrams became the first African American woman to serve on a federal district court in Georgia after the Senate voted 100–0 to confirm her. She will serve in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia in Albany. By unanimous voice vote, the Senate then confirmed state court Judge Eleanor Ross, who became the first African American woman to hold a seat in the Northern District of Georgia, which is headquartered in Atlanta.