Atlanta, April 8, 2016 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold oral arguments at Savannah
Law School on Thursday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. Court will be held in the 4th floor courtroom of
the new law school, which graduated its first class of law students last year and is located at 516
Drayton Street in Savannah.
The court will hear appeals in two cases – one criminal and one civil. In the first case, state
prosecutors are appealing a Georgia Court of Appeals ruling that upheld a Bryan County superior
court’s decision transferring to juvenile court the case of a 16-year-old who was arrested for
aggravated sexual battery. The appeal in the second case stems from a dispute between the
Chatham County Board of Commissioners and the Clerk of Superior Court over whether in
addition to state cost of living increases, the court clerk is also entitled to local cost of living
As always, media are welcome. Due to limited capacity, any media planning to attend – print or
broadcast – must submit by April 12 the media request form located on our website:
www.gasupreme.us. Depending on how many we receive, photographers and television stations
may need to work out a pool among themselves. Also, please familiarize yourself beforehand
with the court’s Media Rules, which are also on our website.