Category: Courts

Deal on Douglas – No Voting for You

Yesterday, Douglas County learned that Governor Deal is appointing someone to the vacant District Attorney seat in Douglas County.  The seat was opened due to the appointment of Brian Fortner, the former elected District Attorney, to an open State Court Judge seat.  The Governor emailed a statement which included in part, “The governor looks forward

Governor Deal Makes D.A., Solicitor General, & Other Judicial Appointments

From a press release: Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointments of Jennifer E. Carver as Solicitor General of Bacon County and Robert M. Thomas as Solicitor General of Miller County. Deal also appointed Alisa Adams Johnson as District Attorney of the Rockdale Judicial Circuit.​​ Deal announced the appointment of Kathryn L. Powers to the

Bobby Christine Confirmed as U.S. Attorney

Bobby Christine is the new U.S attorney for the Southern District of Georgia after being confirmed unanimously by the Senate Wednesday evening. Christine was serving as the Magistrate of Columbia County before being nominated to this position. Before that, he was a prosecutor in the Augusta District Attorney’s office. In 2012, Christine was appointed as

AG Carr Backs Anti-Sanctuary City Amicus Brief

Attorney General Chris Carr lent his office’s support to a multistate amicus brief opposing sanctuary cities. In a statement, Carr explained his support for the brief saying: “we believe sanctuary jurisdictions — cities and localities that prohibit or otherwise obstruct cooperation between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement — defy the rule of law

Rep Regina Quick Appointed As Superior Court Judge

In a move that has been telegraphed for months, State Representative Regina Quick (R-Athens) has been appointed as a Superior Court Judge by Governor Nathan Deal. Quick has previously indicated she would not be running for re-election, setting up a Republican primary between former State Rep Doug McKillip and Houston Gaines (thus far).  The seat

Gov Deal Appoints Monroe, Spencer To Bench

Governor Nathan Deal has made two judicial appointments today.  From a press release: Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointments of Jeffery O. Monroe to a State Court judgeship within Bibb County and Margaret L. Spencer to a State Court judgeship within Clayton County. The vacancy within the State Court of Bibb County was created

Georgia Chief Justice Gets Summoned For Jury Duty

Jury duty happens to the best of us…even if you’re chief justice of Georgia’s highest court.  Chief Justice P. Harris Hines was summoned for jury duty in Cobb County this week.  He wasn’t upset about being called for jury duty either and took it with a matter of pride.  From The Daily Report: He did