Gov Deal Gets List Of Supreme Court Nominees

The Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission has sent a short list of nominees for the Georgia Supreme Court to Governor Nathan Deal. Per their press release, the list is officially for the seat of retiring Chief Justice Harris Hines. The Senate Confirmation of Justice Britt Grant leaves Governor Deal two appointments that could be from this list.

The JNC’s list includes:

J.P. Boulee – Judge, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
William S. Cowsert – founding partner, Cowsert & Heath, LLP; Senator, Georgia State Senate
Melanie B. Cross – Judge, Tifton Judicial Circuit
Asha F. Jackson – Judge, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
C. LaTain Kell, Sr. – Judge, Cobb Judicial Circuit
Shawn Ellen LaGrua – Judge, Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Sarah H. Warren – Georgia Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General of Georgia
Andrew (Andy) J. Welch, III – manager, Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLP; Representative, Georgia House of Representatives
Paige Reese Whitaker – Judge, Atlanta Judicial Circuit

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