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 [...]
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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 ** [...]
Due to inclement weather, the Supreme Court of Georgia will delay opening on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, until 10:00 a.m. Click here to view the order.
Atlanta, November 27, 2018 – Members of the Supreme Court of Georgia braved frigid temperatures Tuesday to tour the new Georgia Judicial Complex that is due for completion a year from now and is located in the shadow of the state Capitol building.
Atlanta, November 9, 2018 – In honor of the late former Chief Justice P. Harris Hines, Governor Nathan Deal has directed by Executive Order for flags to fly half-staff Tuesday, Nov. 13, at judicial buildings and grounds throughout Georgia, as well as on the State Capitol building and grounds. Calling Justice Hines “a well-respected [...]
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved former Chief Justice, P. Harris Hines. Justice Hines was killed Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2018, in a car crash on I-85 North near downtown Atlanta. His wife, Helen Hines, was with her husband in the car and survived the crash. [...]
Atlanta, November 2, 2018 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold oral arguments in Albany next Thursday, Nov. 8, at Albany State University. At the 10 a.m. session, the Court will hear two appeals: one in a civil case and one in a criminal case. The first is an appeal of a Georgia [...]
Atlanta, Oct. 31, 2018 – Superior Court Judge J. Ronald Mullins of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the related appeals of State of Georgia et al. v. International Indemnity Company et al. (S18G0493) and Regulatory Technologies, Inc. v. State of Georgia et al. [...]
Atlanta, October 3, 2018 – Superior Court Judge Wade Padgett of the Augusta Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Sarah H. Warren in the appeal of Park v. The State (S18A1211). The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the case on Oct. 10, 2018 during its 10:00 [...]
Atlanta, October 3, 2018 – Superior Court Judge Joe C. Bishop of the Pataula Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Sarah H. Warren in the appeal of Fulton County v. City of Atlanta et al. (S18A1156). The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the case on Oct. [...]