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President Joe Biden recently signed legislation renaming the federal courthouse in Tallahassee after civil rights pioneer and former Supreme Court Justice Joseph W. Hatchett.

A retired 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals chief judge and the first Black person since Reconstruction to serve on Florida’s highest court, Judge Hatchett died April 30, 2021, at the age of 88.

“Judge Hatchett’s work for the state of Florida speaks for itself,” North Florida Democratic Congressman Al Lawson said. “He was a groundbreaking judge and honorable man who served in our country’s military. Judge Hatchett’s leadership was demonstrated in his civil rights advocacy.”

The quest to name the courthouse after Hatchett suffered a setback earlier this year when Lawson’s bill failed on March 31 to muster a two-thirds majority needed for fast-track approval after a Georgia Congressman raised concerns about a ruling Judge Hatchett made in 1999 regarding school prayer. The renaming provision was then tucked into the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that was passed June 24. The legislation names the federal courthouse in Tallahassee the “Judge Joseph Woodrow Hatchett U.S. Courthouse.”

https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/tallahassee-federal-courthouse-renamed-in-honor-of-justice-hatchett/

Justice Hatchett was an Alumnus of FAMU.

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Re: TALLAHASSEE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE RENAMED IN HONOR OF JUSTICE HATCHETT
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2022, 10:15:46 AM »
 :clap:……..this is quite a WELL DESERVED honor for a man with a very distinguished career.

In addition to being a FAMU alumnus, Judge Hatchett was ALSO a Howard Law alum. So the fact dude attained BOTH degrees from an HBCU is something we ALL can celebrate.  :clap:

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Re: TALLAHASSEE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE RENAMED IN HONOR OF JUSTICE HATCHETT
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2022, 10:37:09 AM »
Judge Hatchett was the Chief Judge when I first started at the 11th Circuit back in 1997.   :nod:



 :clap:  Well deserved!

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Re: TALLAHASSEE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE RENAMED IN HONOR OF JUSTICE HATCHETT
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 12:18:07 PM »
Judge Hatchett was the Chief Judge when I first started at the 11th Circuit back in 1997.   :nod:



 :clap:  Well deserved!

Jay_Thomas, what did you do for the 11th Circuit back in 1997.

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Re: TALLAHASSEE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE RENAMED IN HONOR OF JUSTICE HATCHETT
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 02:21:52 PM »
Wildman, I am still at the 11th Circuit. Its been very good to me  ;)
Been in 3 different positions:
Clerk, Supervisor and Admin Case Manager.

And ain't leaving until I am ready..but soon.   ;)

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Re: TALLAHASSEE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE RENAMED IN HONOR OF JUSTICE HATCHETT
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2022, 02:26:18 PM »
Wildman, I am still at the 11th Circuit. Its been very good to me  ;)
Been in 3 different positions:
Clerk, Supervisor and Admin Case Manager.

And ain't leaving until I am ready..but soon.   ;)
:clap:........AWESOME!  Good for you, bruh.

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Re: TALLAHASSEE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE RENAMED IN HONOR OF JUSTICE HATCHETT
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2022, 09:24:24 AM »
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