The Investiture of U.S. District Judge Brian Davis
It's not every day that a new judge takes the bench of the U.S. District Court. And when it's an African-American with a long history of local service, one whose nomination was held up in Congress for political reasons, it's an even bigger deal. So it was no surprise when Courtroom 10-A at the federal courthouse in Jacksonville was packed, with the ceremonies live-streamed to two additional courtrooms. Here are a few photos from the event. Coverage also appeared in the Financial News and Daily Record here. Below: Judges enter the courtroom at the beginning of the investiture ceremony.
Below: A boy scout color guard brings in the flag.
Below: Sean Henry reads a presidential proclamation as Wayne Hogan looks on during the presentation of credentials. Davis said later that he wanted to include as many children as possible in the ceremony.
Below: Chief Judge Donald Moran administers the oath of office as Brian Davis’ wife, Tanya, looks on.
Below: Davis makes remarks to a record crowd for the investiture, which was live streamed to two overflow courtrooms.