Judges Make the History Book

altThe next time you say there's nothing interesting in the history books, take at look at your eighth grader's copy of Georgia: It's Heritage and It's Promise.You're bound to see some familiar faces. 

Chapter 5: Georgia's Judicial Branch explains the functions of the judicial branch, jurisidiction of the classes of court, how the court system is organized, judicial seleciton, and other relevant information.  The chapter is also is illustrated with pictures of some of the state's judges.  The Justices of the Supreme Court, Judge John J. Ellington and Judge Herbert E. Phipps of the Court of Appeals, and Judge John C. Carbo, III, State Court of Clayton County, grace the pages of Section 2: The Structure of the Georgia Court System. Former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears is highlighted in a "Georgia Portrait" page.

The pictures of Judge Ellington and Judge Phipps were taken in March 2010 in the Court of Appeals courtroom by Ms. Ashley Stollar, AOC photographer, after she was contacted by the publisher for pictures of judges to be included in the textbook.  Judge Carbo opened up his courtroom during a session and allowed Ms. Stollar in with her camera, also during March 2010.  

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