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New justice appointed to Supreme Court of Georgia

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 11:50:00-04

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL)  - A new justice has been appointed to fill a vacancy in the Supreme Court of Georgia. 

Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal announced the appointment of the Honorable Sarah Hawkins Warren as a justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. 

Warren will fill the vacancy created by the confirmation of the Honorable Britt Grant to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The appointment will take effect upon swearing in.

Warren currently serves as the solicitor general in the Office of the Georgia Attorney General and previously worked as the deputy solicitor general and as special counsel for water litigation in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office.

Chief Justice P. Harris Hines has issued the following statement in response to Gov. Deal's announcement:

“On behalf of the Supreme Court of Georgia, I congratulate Sarah Hawkins Warren on her appointment to our Court, and I congratulate Governor Deal for this outstanding selection. Solicitor General Warren is eminently qualified for the job and will make a superb addition to this state’s highest Court.”  

She and her husband, Blaise, have two children and reside in Atlanta.