While the process of nominating and confirming judges for two Georgia-based vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit drags on, things may move more quickly when it comes to slots on the court reserved for Florida and Alabama.

President Barack Obama’s longstanding nominee for a Georgia-based spot on the Eleventh Circuit that opened up in 2010, Atlanta litigator Jill Pryor, still hasn’t been given a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Although the president apparently has a pick for another Eleventh Circuit opening created in 2012, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Julie Carnes, he is under fire from African-American lawyers over his selections for federal appellate and district court judgeships in Georgia and hasn’t yet formally nominated Carnes.

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