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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Isakson, Perdue Applaud Committee Approval of Britt Grant to Serve on 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Nomination now heads to full Senate for vote on confirmation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today applauded action by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to approve the nomination of Georgian Britt Grant to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta.

“I’m thrilled that Britt Grant has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee,” said Isakson. “She is uniquely qualified and has served our state and nation with distinction and integrity. She will be an excellent addition to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. I urge the full Senate to act on her nomination as soon as possible.”

“Justice Britt Grant is an exceptional judge, and I’m delighted to see the Senate Judiciary Committee approve her nomination,” said Perdue. “Without question, Justice Grant will serve Georgians and the American people honorably on the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. President Trump made an excellent choice in selecting Justice Grant 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 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.

Following today’s favorable committee action, her nomination now moves to the full Senate for a vote on confirmation. 

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