2017 Court News

12/29/17 – JUSTICE GRANT ELECTED TO AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE

Atlanta, Dec. 29, 2017 – Justice Britt C. Grant of the Supreme Court of Georgia has been elected to the American Law Institute, a national organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Justice Grant was one of 44 new members from around the country who were elected to the [...]

12/29/17 – JUSTICE GRANT ELECTED TO AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE 2017-12-29T11:44:06+00:00

Phone Number Spoofing Alert

Please report any phone call purportedly from the Supreme Court of Georgia that solicits immediate payment or threatens you with arrest. DO NOT send any money. Instead, please contact the Clerk’s Office (404-656-3470) during normal hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m.) and speak directly with a staff member. You will not receive a legitimate [...]

Phone Number Spoofing Alert 2017-11-28T11:09:18+00:00

10/18/17 – SUPREME COURT TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION AT UGA LAW SCHOOL

Atlanta, October 18, 2017 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold oral arguments at the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens next Tuesday morning, Oct. 24. Court will be held in the law school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom, beginning at 10:30 A.M. Each year the court travels outside Atlanta to hear cases [...]

10/18/17 – SUPREME COURT TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION AT UGA LAW SCHOOL 2017-10-18T13:47:45+00:00

10/12/17 – JUSTICE HONORED FOR WORK ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Atlanta, October 12, 2017 – Justice Michael P. Boggs today received the St. Thomas More Award for his leadership in criminal justice reform. The prestigious award is given annually to one or more judges or lawyers who have stood out in their commitment to justice and humanity. Also honored today was Steven Gottlieb, Executive [...]

10/12/17 – JUSTICE HONORED FOR WORK ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM 2017-10-12T16:15:42+00:00

9/26/17 – THARPE DENIED STAY OF EXECUTION

Atlanta, Sept. 26, 2017 – In a 6-to-3 vote, the Supreme Court of Georgia has denied a stay of execution for Keith Leroy Tharpe, who is scheduled to be put to death tonight at 7:00 p.m. by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, GA.Tharpe, 59, was sentenced to death in [...]

9/26/17 – THARPE DENIED STAY OF EXECUTION 2017-09-27T09:57:22+00:00

9/13/17 – SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA LAUNCHES TWITTER ACCOUNT

Atlanta, Sept. 13, 2017 – As of Sunday, Sept. 10, the Supreme Court of Georgia has joined the world of Twitter. The state’s highest court will use Twitter as an additional platform for informing the public about newly published opinions and summaries, press releases, summaries of cases coming up for oral argument, and other [...]

9/13/17 – SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA LAUNCHES TWITTER ACCOUNT 2017-09-27T14:56:01+00:00

SUPREME COURT CLOSED: MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal today expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties. The state of emergency now includes all 159 counties in Georgia. State government will be closed Monday [...]

SUPREME COURT CLOSED: MONDAY AND TUESDAY 2017-09-11T10:55:36+00:00
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