The Judicial Nominating Commission, which advises Gov. Nathan Deal on court appointments, is being flooded with nominations for two new state Supreme Court seats. The panel, co-chaired by attorneys Randy Evans and Pete Robinson, will interview the candidates and recommend a list of up to five nominees for each seat.
Later this year, the JNC will also accept applications for a third Supreme Court opening— giving Deal a chance to reshape the Court majority by giving it a more conservative tilt. (Nominations, by the way, do not necessarily mean a nominee is interested in the post. They have to apply and be interviewed.)
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