Group advising Ossoff, Warnock on federal appointments includes civil rights activists

Georgia’s two U.S. senators say they have tapped a diverse group of legal experts, judges and civil rights advocates to advise them on nominations to top federal jobs in the state. Leah Ward Sears, the former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and the first black woman in America to hold such a title, will chair Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock’s Federal Nominations Advisory Commission. Other members include Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson and a one-time Democratic nominee for governor; Georgia NAACP President James Woodall; and Andrea Young, the executive di…

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