Packing the Court

1937 – Oval Office – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) is frustrated.  His New Deal initiatives are being struck down by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS).  So, he comes up with a way to fix it.  The Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937...

Battle Over Barrett

It did not take long for President Trump to nominate a fine candidate to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Amy Coney Barrett (48 years of age) is an American attorney, jurist, and academic who serves as...

DRIVING THE BUS

In recent years, I have noticed that I generally respond differently to challenges and difficult situations that life brings forth. I have learned (the hard way at times) that God is in control of our lives and wants for us to build a personal relationship with Him...

HONORING JUSTICE GINSBURG

“We disagreed now and then, but even so, we were best buddies.” United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking of her friend and colleague, Justice Antonin Scalia at his funeral.  The above quote is perhaps a mild one.  Justices...

THE CRITICAL LESSON FROM VERSAILLES

“Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour.  They chose dishonour.  They will now have war.” Quote made by Sir Winston Churchill as he looked Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in the eyes in 1938 as Chamberlain and other European leaders learn of the...

EXPLORING HISTORY WITH OUR CHILDREN

My oldest son, Jake can tell people about the minute details of political elections, World War II, and almost every battle that was fought during the American Civil War.  While he has battles memorized, there is one battleground that he has wanted to see for himself...

OUR HEALTH CARE WARRIORS

I have always felt uncomfortable in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and around anyone in a white coatwho opens the door while I am waiting as a patient. My doctor finds this to be humorous. Hefeels the same way when he walks into a courtroom.But, consider how lucky we...

My Interview with Judge Erica Tisinger

This morning, I met with Erica Tisinger; the winner of the runoff.  We sat down at Gallery Row to discuss her historic win and her future as the next State Court Judge. But, she is not the first in her family to serve the community and the state court.  Her...

SORRB PROTECTS OUR COMMUNITY

Our state is known for many extraordinary things. Nationally, our state is recognized as a place where we protect our people. Thanks to the leadership of Gov. Nathan Deal, Sen. Mike Dugan, and many others, Georgia is also known as a leader in criminal justice reform....

CURRENT STATUS ON YOUR COURTS

“A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.” – General George Patton As Covid – 19 has ravished the country hundreds of sectors of life have changed significantly, and in some cases permanently. Our court system has been hit hard as...