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Appeals court field down to 3 judges

Governor's nominating commission winnows list of candidates to replace Judge A. Harris Adams after interviews Wednesday

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Governor Nathan Deal's Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday submitted the names of three finalists from which he is expected to choose a new judge for the state Court of Appeals, his fifth appellate appointment in two years.

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  • Bubba

    The list is diverse: one white male (Judge Goss), one African American (Judge Mims) and one Asian American female (Judge Carla Wong McMillian). They key factor is that the last of these is under 40 and a Federalist Society board member, fitting the pattern of Perdue and Deal appointing of mostly very young judges from from the Federalist Society. See, e.g, Nahmias (not quite as young), Blackwell, Dillard, Branch, etc.

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