Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt C. Grant has been confirmed to the federal appeals court for the Southeast.
The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Grant by a 52-46 vote on Tuesday. Her home state senators were quick to applaud the decision.
“Throughout here legal career, whether it was practicing as an attorney or serving as a judge, Britt Grant was always at the top of her class,” Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, said.
“Justice Grant is an outstanding jurist and has served our state with distinction and integrity in roles on the Georgia Supreme Court and as solicitor general in the Georgia attorney general’s office. I’m proud the Senate has confirmed Britt Grant to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.”
Sen. David Perdue, R-Warner Robins, agreed.
The U.S. Senate just confirmed Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant as a U.S. Circuit Judge. Justice Grant is immensely qualified & has a long record of upholding & defending the Constitution. I have no doubt that she will do a fantastic job. pic.twitter.com/3aarjZ25wW— David Perdue (@sendavidperdue) July 31, 2018
“Justice Grant is immensely qualified, and there’s no doubt in my mind that she will do a fantastic job serving the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals,” he said.
“Throughout her career, Justice Grant has established a long record of defending and upholding the Constitution. Our country needs more judges like Justice Grant, and President Trump made an excellent choice in selecting her for this position.”
Grant is a summa cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University and was a summer intern for Isakson when he served in the U.S. House. She had stints as a deputy associate director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs in the George W. Bush White House, and had served as an assistant to the director in the Domestic Policy Council and USA Freedom Corps, and as a legislative correspondent and communications director for then-Rep. Nathan Deal.
She went on to earn her law degree with distinction from Stanford Law School. Britt was a law clerk to federal Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, whom Trump has nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court. She later was the counsel for legal policy for the Georgia attorney general and the state solicitor general before Deal as governor appointed her to the state Supreme Court effective Jan. 1, 2017.
“Before Britt Grant began serving as a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Law had the distinct honor of calling her one of our own,” state Attorney General Chris Carr said.
“During her time as solicitor general, I got to know Britt and her dedication to the rule of law and to serving others. She has a deeply rooted respect for the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution and laws of the state of Georgia, and I am confident she will continue to faithfully interpret and apply the law as written and will represent Georgians and the American people well on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.”
Grant serves on the Emory University Board of Visitors.
Grant and her husband, Justin G. Grant, live in Atlanta with their three children.The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals receives appeals from federal district courts in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Grant succeeds Senior Judge Julie E. Carnes.