The United States Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Georgia Supreme Court Justice, Britt Grant, to the powerful 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with a vote of 52-46. The 11th Circuit is known to take on controversial issues such as the death penalty and second amendment rights.
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) said that Grant was a conservative jurist and U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) also said that Grant was well experienced for the federal placement.
Senator Isakson said the following:
“Throughout her legal career, whether it was practicing as an attorney or serving as a judge, Britt Grant was always at the top of her class,” said Isakson. “Justice Grant is an outstanding jurist and has served our state with distinction and integrity in roles on the Georgia Supreme Court and as solicitor general in the Georgia attorney general’s office. I’m proud the Senate has confirmed Britt Grant to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.”
Senator Perdue said the following:
“Justice Grant is immensely qualified, and there’s no doubt in my mind that she will do a fantastic job serving the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Perdue.“Throughout her career, Justice Grant has established a long record of defending and upholding the Constitution. Our country needs more judges like Justice Grant, and President Trump made an excellent choice in selecting her for this position.”
Grant has served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia since 2017. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as the solicitor general of Georgia and, before that, as counsel for legal policy to the attorney general of Georgia. Upon graduation from law school, Justice Grant served as a law clerk to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
She earned her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School. Before enrolling in law school, Justice Grant served in the White House as deputy associate director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs and earlier as assistant to the director in the Domestic Policy Council and USA Freedom Corps. She also served as a legislative correspondent and communications director to Georgia Congressman Nathan Deal. Justice Grant earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Wake Forest University, and was a summer intern for Isakson when he served in the U.S. House.