2017 News & Reports

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5/16/17 – AVARITA HANSON TO LEAVE COMMISSION ON PROFESSIONALISM

Atlanta, May 16, 2017 – After 11 years as Executive Director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, Avarita Hanson plans to retire at the end of August. The Supreme Court of Georgia is seeking [...]

5/16/17 – LEDFORD DENIED STAY OF EXECUTION

Atlanta, May 16, 2017 – In an 8-to-1 vote, the Supreme Court of Georgia has denied a stay of execution for J.W. Ledford, Jr., who is scheduled to be put to death tonight at 7:00 [...]

5/10/17 – JUDGE CRAWFORD TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, May 10, 2017 – Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford of the Superior Court of the Griffin Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeals of [...]

4/26/17 – PRESIDING JUDGE MILLER TO HEAR GA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, April 26, 2017 – Presiding Judge M. Yvette Miller of the Georgia Court of Appeals has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeal of Williams v. [...]

4/26/17 – JUDGE CROSS TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, April 26, 2017 – Judge Melanie B. Cross of the Superior Court of the Tifton Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeal of [...]

4/12/17 – CHIEF JUDGE GILLIS TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, April 12, 2017 – Chief Judge Dwayne H. Gillis of the Waycross Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeal of Pierce v. The [...]

4/12/17 – JUDGE LIM TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, April 12, 2017 – Judge Meng H. Lim of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Britt C. Grant in the appeal of Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc. [...]

4/12/17 – JUDGE BARWICK TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, April 12, 2017 – Judge Jane C. Barwick of the Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the related [...]

4/12/17 – JUDGE MCFADDEN TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, April 12, 2017 – Presiding Judge Christopher J. McFadden of the Georgia Court of Appeals has been designated to serve in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the appeal of Patton v. Vanterpool [...]

3/1/17 – JUDGE MORSE TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, March 1, 2017 - Superior Court Judge John E. Morse, Jr. of the Eastern Judicial Circuit in Savannah has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeals [...]

3/1/17 – JUDGE DILLARD TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, March 1, 2017 - Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard of the Court of Appeals of Georgia has been designated to serve in place of Justice Britt C. Grant in the appeal of Ga. Motor [...]

3/1/17 – JUDGE FLAKE TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, March 1, 2017 – Judge Gail C. Flake of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit in Decatur has been designated to serve in place of Justice David E. Nahmias in the appeal of Gibson v. [...]

3/1/17 – JUDGE WRIGHT TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, March 3, 2017 – Judge Ashley Wright of the Superior Court of the Augusta Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the appeal of Gibson v. [...]

2/8/17 – CHIEF JUDGE MCBRIDE TO HEAR GA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, Feb. 8, 2017 – Superior Court Chief Judge Gil McBride of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the appeal of Martin v. Six [...]

2/8/17 – JUDGE RICKMAN TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, Feb. 8, 2017 – Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Brian M. Rickman has been designated to serve in place of Justice Britt Grant in the appeal of The Merchant Law Firm, P.C. v. Emerson, [...]

2/2/17 – JUDGE SEELIGER TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, February 2, 2017 – Superior Court Judge Clarence F. Seeliger of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit (DeKalb) has been designated to serve in place of Justice S.D. Nels Peterson in the appeal of City [...]

2/2/17 – JUDGE SAKRISON TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, February 2, 2017 – Superior Court Judge William Travis Sakrison of the Coweta Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the appeal of York v. RES-GA [...]

1/26/17 – SUPREME COURT TO HOLD SESSION AT EMORY LAW

Atlanta, Jan. 26, 2017 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold a special session of oral arguments at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta next Tuesday, Jan. 31. Court will be held in [...]

1/25/17 – 2017 STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS

2017 STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS THE HONORABLE P. HARRIS HINES CHIEF JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA January 25, 2017, 11 a.m. House Chamber, State Capitol Speaker Ralston, Lieutenant Governor [...]

1/24/17 – SPECIAL SESSION: #RISEUP, FALCONS NATION!

In a first for the Supreme Court of Georgia, today the state’s highest court held a Special Session to congratulate our Atlanta Falcons and wish them well in their quest for a Super Victory. RISE [...]

1/24/17 – #RISEUP, FALCONS NATION!

Atlanta, January 24, 2016 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold a Special Session today at 1:30 p.m. to congratulate our Atlanta Falcons and wish them the best in their quest for a Super [...]

1/23/17 – STATE OF THE JUDICIARY

Atlanta, January 23, 2017 – Chief Justice P. Harris Hines of the Supreme Court of Georgia will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Legislature Wednesday, Jan. 25 [...]

1/6/17 – NEW CHIEF JUSTICE SWORN IN TODAY.

On Jan. 6, 2017, Gov. Nathan Deal swore in P. Harris Hines as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia and Harold D. Melton as the new Presiding Justice. The Chief Justice [...]

1/4/17 – NEW CHIEF JUSTICE TO BE SWORN IN BY GOVERNOR

Atlanta, January 4, 2017 – This Friday, Jan. 6, P. Harris Hines will be sworn in by Gov. Nathan Deal as the 31st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The governor will also [...]