Justice Britt Grant Confirmed To 11th Circuit Court

Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She now leaves an opening on the Georgia Supreme Court to be filled by Governor Nathan Deal. Georgia’s U.S. Senators sent along the following release regarding Britt’s confirmation:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today applauded the Senate’s vote to confirm Georgian Britt Grant to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. Grant was confirmed by a vote of 52-46.

“Throughout her legal career, whether it was practicing as an attorney or serving as a judge, Britt Grant was always at the top of her class,” said Isakson. “Justice Grant is an outstanding jurist and has served our state with distinction and integrity in roles on the Georgia Supreme Court and as solicitor general in the Georgia attorney general’s office. I’m proud the Senate has confirmed Britt Grant to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.”

“Justice Grant is immensely qualified, and there’s no doubt in my mind that she will do a fantastic job serving the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Perdue. “Throughout her career, Justice Grant has established a long record of defending and upholding the Constitution. Our country needs more judges like Justice Grant, and President Trump made an excellent choice in selecting her for this position.”

Isakson and Perdue delivered remarks on the Senate floor on Monday to urge their colleagues to support Grant’s nomination. View Isakson’s remarks here and Perdue’s remarks here.

In floor remarks ahead of Grant’s cloture vote on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, read highlights from letters sent to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary by Grant’s former and current colleagues supporting her nomination.

McConnell also added, “The understanding of a judge’s role, and the temperament to execute it, is precisely the approach that our constitutional order requires of our judges. I look forward to voting to advance Justice Grant’s nomination …and urge each of my colleagues to join me.”

Grant has served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia since 2017. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as the solicitor general of Georgia and, before that, as counsel for legal policy to the attorney general of Georgia. Upon graduation from law school, Justice Grant served as a law clerk to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

She earned her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School. Before enrolling in law school, Justice Grant served in the White House as deputy associate director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs and earlier as assistant to the director in the Domestic Policy Council and USA Freedom Corps. She also served as legislative correspondent and communications director to Georgia Congressman Nathan Deal. Justice Grant earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Wake Forest University, and was a summer intern for Isakson when he served in the U.S. House.

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