Senate Majority Whip Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) introduced legislation March 10 that would reduce the number of Superior Court judges in an effort to find budget savings. Currently Georgia has 205 Superior Court judges. Seabaugh’s bill would reduce that number to 186. The criteria for the judicial circuit reductions would be based on current case loads.
The Coweta Judicial Circuit includes Coweta, Carroll, Troup, Heard and Meriwether counties. The circuit and its six Superior Court judges would not be affected, however, since those judges average 3,248 cases per year. Read More»