On March 8, 2019, the Committee appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to prepare an appropriate memorial to the life, character, and service of the Honorable P. Harris Hines, submitted the following report: CLICK HERE TO VIEW
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Atlanta, April 26, 2019 – Justice Robert Benham has announced that he will leave the Supreme Court of Georgia in 2020 and will not seek reelection to another six-year term. Twenty-nine years ago, Justice Benham became the first African American to serve on the state’s highest court when then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris appointed him [...]
Atlanta, April 8, 2019 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold oral arguments at Mercer University School of Law in Macon this Friday, April 12. Court will be held in the first floor Bell-Jones Courtroom, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Law School is located at 1021 Georgia Avenue, a mile away from Mercer’s [...]
Atlanta, February 21, 2019 – As head of Georgia’s judiciary, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced he has established an “Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government.” The Committee is charged with gathering research, examining and evaluating best practices, and encouraging all classes of Georgia courts and court [...]
Atlanta, February 19, 2019 - Chief Justice Harold D. Melton delivered his first State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the House Chamber of the Georgia State Capitol. Click here to read a copy of the State of the Judiciary. [...]
Atlanta, February 15, 2019 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton will deliver his first State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Legislature this coming Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the House Chamber of the Georgia State Capitol. Chief Justice Melton succeeds the late P. Harris Hines, who [...]
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Governor Brian Kemp announced today that state offices in affected counties, including Fulton and other metro area counties, will be closed Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in anticipation of inclement weather. Consistent with the Governor’s directive, the Supreme Court of Georgia will be closed on Tuesday. Click here to view the order. [...]
Atlanta, December 19, 2018 – On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Gov. Nathan Deal swore in Chief Justice Harold D. Melton and Justice Michael P. Boggs to a new six-year term following their statewide election in May to the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Governor also swore in Justice Nels S.D. Peterson, who was [...]
Atlanta, December 19, 2018 – John J. Ellington was sworn in Tuesday, Dec. 18, by Governor Nathan Deal as the newest Justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia. Justice Ellington previously served as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals, the state’s intermediate appellate court. ** Photo by Kara Richardson ** [...]