Category: Courts

Judge Carla Wong McMillan Appointed To GA Supreme Court; Colvin, Pipkin To Court Of Appeals

It’s a big day for Georgia’s appellate courts, as Governor Brian Kemp has made three appointments. Appeals Court Judge Carla Wong McMillan has been elevated to Georgia’s highest court. Filling two vacancies on Georgia’s Court of Appeals are Verda M Coleman and John A. “Trey” Pipkin III. McMillan is taking the seat vacated by Justice

Gov Kemp Promotes Griffin Circuit D.A. To Superior Court; Names New D.A., Another Judge Coming Soon

It’s been a busy week in the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which covers Fayette, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties. Governor Brian Kemp announced the appointment of the circuit’s District Attorney, Benjamin Coker, to a new, fifth judgeship. From a press release: Benjamin D. Coker holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Risk Management, and Insurance from the

Failing to show for jury duty has consequences

This week’s Courier Herald column: In January of 2015, Bud and June Runion left their Marietta home for a short day trip to McRae Georgia in Telfair County.  Their 200-mile day trip was to look at a vintage Ford Mustang convertible advertised on Craigslist.  Instead of purchasing a car, prosecutors say that the grandparents were

Murderer Scotty Garnell Morrow Executed

Attorney General Chris Carr’s office sent over the following statement regarding the execution this evening of Scotty Garnell Morrow. The lawfully ordered execution of Scotty Garnell Morrow for the murder of Barbara Ann Young and Tonya Rochelle Woods was carried out this evening at 9:38 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in Jackson, Georgia. The sentence was carried

Sen. Isakson Voting Yes on Kavanaugh

From a press release sent a few minutes ago: “The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Chuck Grassley, did a remarkable job conducting the confirmation process to consider the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. After reviewing the proceedings, including more than 30 hours of testimony from Judge Kavanaugh,

Governor Deal Re-Opens Nominations For Supreme Court Opening

Yesterday, Governor Nathan Deal appointed Georgia’s Solicitor General, Sarah Hawkins Warren, to fill the seat of former GA Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant, who now is with the U.S. 11th Circuit. She was on the list provided by the Judicial Nominating Commission prepared to replace retiring Chief Justice Harris Hines. Governor Deal has extended the