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3/31/2020 – HIGH COURT APPROVES RULES TO KEEP COURTS OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE

Atlanta, March 31, 2020 – The Supreme Court of Georgia has issued orders approving amendments to current trial court rules for the purpose of keeping Georgia’s courts open and accessible during the COVID-19 emergency. Under the statewide judicial emergency that Chief Justice Harold D. Melton declared on March 14, 2020, courts throughout the state [...]

3/31/2020 – HIGH COURT APPROVES RULES TO KEEP COURTS OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE2020-03-31T16:21:21-04:00

3/27/2020 – GA SUPREME COURT TO HOLD VIRTUAL COURT SESSION

Atlanta, March 27, 2020 – The Supreme Court of Georgia is gearing up to hold oral arguments via video conferencing the week of April 20, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced today. In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, this is the first time in history the state’s highest court will hold a virtual [...]

3/27/2020 – GA SUPREME COURT TO HOLD VIRTUAL COURT SESSION2020-03-31T16:21:49-04:00

3/23/2020 – Order Entered for Case Numbers S20M1012, S20M1020

On Monday morning, March 23, the Supreme Court of Georgia entered the following order in the cases involving John Barrow and Elizabeth Beskin v. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ORDER. Below are the orders designating the five superior court judges who will sit on the case. Honorable Scott L. Ballard [...]

3/23/2020 – Order Entered for Case Numbers S20M1012, S20M10202020-03-23T15:06:48-04:00

3/17/2020 – GEORGIA SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS FILING DEADLINES

In response to the Chief Justice’s declaration Saturday, March 14 of a statewide judicial emergency, the Supreme Court of Georgia has determined the following: The declaration order automatically suspends filing deadlines in this Court until 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020, which is the date the order terminates; When the order does expire, attorneys [...]

3/17/2020 – GEORGIA SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS FILING DEADLINES2020-03-19T11:13:03-04:00

3/14/2020 – CHIEF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY

Atlanta, March 14, 2020 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton today declared a Statewide Judicial Emergency effective immediately due to the spread of the coronavirus throughout Georgia “and the potential infection of those who work in or are required to appear in our courts.” The order states that courts “should remain open to address [...]

3/14/2020 – CHIEF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY2020-03-14T21:24:22-04:00

3/12/2020 – COURTS MAY SUSPEND JURY TRIALS IF NECESSARY

Atlanta, March 12, 2020 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton today directed Georgia’s judges to consider limiting all non-essential functions in courthouses across the state for at least two weeks. In an emergency telephone meeting with judges representing all classes of courts, the Chief Justice informed the judicial leaders that under state law, the [...]

3/12/2020 – COURTS MAY SUSPEND JURY TRIALS IF NECESSARY2020-03-13T14:18:22-04:00

3/12/2020 – SUPREME COURT TAKES STEPS TO LIMIT EXPOSURE TO VIRUS

Atlanta, March 12, 2020 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced that effective today, the Supreme Court of Georgia will take the following steps to curtail the amount of people coming into the Nathan Deal Judicial Center during the threat of the coronavirus. All tours of the new building are canceled until further notice; [...]

3/12/2020 – SUPREME COURT TAKES STEPS TO LIMIT EXPOSURE TO VIRUS2020-03-13T14:18:41-04:00

2/28/2020 – JUSTICE KEITH BLACKWELL TO RESIGN IN NOVEMBER

Atlanta, February 28, 2020 – Justice Keith R. Blackwell announced today that he will resign from the Supreme Court of Georgia on Nov. 18, 2020, the last day of the August Term of Court. Gov. Brian Kemp will appoint his replacement. Citing family obligations, Justice Blackwell said in a letter to the governor that [...]

2/28/2020 – JUSTICE KEITH BLACKWELL TO RESIGN IN NOVEMBER2020-02-28T15:21:20-05:00

2/26/2020 – STATE OF THE JUDICIARY

Chief Justice Harold Melton shakes hands with legislators as he enters the House Chamber in the State Capitol Wednesday morning to deliver his second State of the Judiciary address. CLICK TO READ THE SPEECH.

2/26/2020 – STATE OF THE JUDICIARY2020-02-27T15:59:46-05:00