Picture credit- Justice Melton, Georgia Supreme Court. Law.com

A new chief justice was sworn in on Tuesday to head Georgia’s highest court.

The honorable Harold Melton was sworn in at a ceremony in the House Chamber at the state capitol in Atlanta. Melton will be the 32nd chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.

The outgoing Chief Justice P. Harris Hines administered the oath of office to Melton.

In April of this year, Melton was unanimously elected as the state’s next chief justice. The job of chief justice heads the state’s judicial branch, presides over oral arguments, and will serve a four-year term.

Melton was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court in 2005 by Governor Sonny Perdue and worked in the state’s attorney general’s prior to being on the court. Melton earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his law degree from the University of Georgia.

 

 

 

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Jeremy Spencer
Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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