Civil Rights Groups Don't Want Boggs On Federal Court

State Sen. Vincent Fort cites Boggs' 2001 vote as a legislator on state flag

, Daily Report


Representatives of several civil rights organizations on Friday called on the White House to remove state Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs from a list of expected nominees to the federal bench in Georgia. Their objection to Boggs stems from his vote in 2001 as a state legislator from Waycross to retain Georgia's old state flag, which was embedded with the Confederate battle emblem.

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  • Rich

    Am i missing something, Barack Obama won TWO elections, and with that comes the privilege of nominating people to the various courts....President Obama, like the white presidents before him, is fully entitled to make judicial appointments...

  • Auntie Federalist Society

    No one wants Mike Boggs on the Federal Bench. He's a Federalist Society / Alec-sponsored shill of an empty vessel. He's of the same old warmed-up John Birch Society ilk that Bob Dylan was singing about 50 years ago. (Not that we're going in the wrong direction or anything.)

    Judge Julie Carnes forced the state's best chance at deciding some fair, decent, and practical precedential foreclosure law to the Georgia Supreme Court in the form of three certified "When did you stop beating your wife" questions. The decision that resulted from Judge Carnes' "complex question fallacy," handed down on May 20, 2013, You v JP Morgan Chase, will be mocked and laughed about throughout our nation's law schools for years to come.

    (By the way--could we all chip and purchase for the Georgia Supreme Court a set of Georgia Official Code Books that don't have Articles 3 and 9 of the UCC ripped out?)

    Georgia Supreme Court Justice Blackwell, an un-elected, Federalist Society, American Bankers Association and Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia bought-and-paid-for shill, was quietly forced upon us by Governor Nathan Deal. Judge Blackwell, had he a shred of ethics, would have recused himself from the You v JP Morgan case, as he was the Appellate judge who wrote the dissenting opinion in the very well-reasoned, precedent-setting, Reese v Provident Funding.

    And a well-qualified, fair, and thoughtful judge like Linda Walker stays put at the level of Magistrate judge? This is shameful. I weep for my state.

    Wake up, Georgia voters. Judicial nominations and elections are important. Alec has infiltrated our General Assembly and The Federalist Society is quickly working its way through our judiciary.

    We, the people, are relinquishing control to moneyed interests. Please don't let this happen.

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