Senator David Perdue Introduces Atlanta-Based U.S. Circuit Judge Nominee In Confirmation Hearing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant, President Trump’s nominee to serve on the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I’m happy to be here today to introduce a very impressive and highly-qualified Georgian who has been nominated by President Trump for a seat on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Britt Grant has enjoyed a distinguished legal career and has served the people of Georgia with distinction as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia since January 2017. After graduating from Stanford Law School, she served as a law clerk to Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
“She then went on to practice law at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington where she represented clients in commercial litigation before state courts, federal district courts, federal circuit courts and the United States Supreme Court in matters including products liability, antitrust, class-action defense, contracts, defamation, multi-district litigation, and constitutional law. She then returned home to Georgia in 2012 and began working as Counsel for Legal Policy in the Georgia Attorney General’s office. She then served as Solicitor General for the State of Georgia from 2015 until her appointment to the Georgia Supreme Court in January 2017.
“During her time on the Georgia Supreme Court, Justice Grant has written over 40 opinions on both criminal and civil matters, and participated in hundreds of other opinions. Just last night, she was elected to her seat on the court without opposition. This is a testament to the quality of her work and how the people of Georgia feel about her. Again, it is one of my highest honors to be here today to present Justice Grant’s nomination and commend her nomination to this committee with my highest recommendation.”
Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.
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