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Justice James Graves nomination hearing

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Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James Graves went before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in Washington Wednesday afternoon. 

The hearing on pending judicial nominations was chaired by U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota. Justice Graves is under consideration for the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Graves was in attendance along with family and staff members.

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama quizzed Graves on his position regarding the death penalty. Under questioning, Graves assured the Republican Senator he would follow federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

Graves has served on the State Supreme Court since 2001. Republican Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker threw their support behind Graves' nomination.

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