Judge Elizabeth Branch

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

ABA Rating: Well Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 73–23 on February 27, 2018

  • B.A., Davidson College 1990

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law 1994

  • Law clerk, Hon. J. Owen Forrester, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1994-1996

  • Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996-2004, 2008-2012

  • Associate general counsel for rules and legislation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2004-2005

  • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 2005-2008; special assistant to the administrator, 2005-2006; counselor to the administrator, 2006-2008

  • Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2012-2018

Democrats who opposed her confirmation:

Blumenthal (D-CT), Booker (D-NJ), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Duckworth (D-IL), Gillibrand (D-NY), Harris (D-CA), Heinrich (D-NM), Markey (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Murphy (D-CT), Murray (D-WA), Peters (D-MI), Reed (D-RI), Sanders (I-VT), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Udall (D-NM), Warren (D-MA), Wyden (D-OR)

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