Britt Grant

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Britt C. Grant
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Assumed office
August 3, 2018
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byJulie E. Carnes
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
In office
January 1, 2017 – August 3, 2018
Appointed byNathan Deal
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded bySarah Hawkins Warren
Solicitor General of Georgia
In office
January 6, 2015 – January 1, 2017
Attorney GeneralSam Olens
Christopher M. Carr
Preceded byNels S.D. Peterson
Succeeded bySarah Hawkins Warren
Personal details
Born
Elizabeth Britt Cagle

February 1978 (age 40)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Spouse(s)Justin G. Grant
EducationWake Forest University (BA)
Stanford Law School (JD)

Britt Cagle Grant (born February 1978)[1] is an American attorney and judge who is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Early life and legal career[edit]

Born Elizabeth Britt Cagle[2] in Atlanta, Georgia, Grant attended The Westminster Schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and politics from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.[3] She worked for then-Congressman Nathan Deal in Washington, D.C., and then served in various roles in the administration of President George W. Bush.[3] Grant received a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, where she was president of the Federalist Society chapter, and was thereafter a law clerk to then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[4][5]

State Solicitor General and appointment to state Supreme Court[edit]

From 2015 to 2017, Grant was Solicitor General for the State of Georgia.[6] On January 1, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal appointed her to a seat on the Supreme Court of Georgia.[4] On November 17, 2017, Grant was named by President Donald Trump as a potential nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States.[7] On August 3, 2018 her service on the state supreme court was terminated due to her elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 10, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Grant to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.[8] She was nominated to the seat vacated by Judge Julie E. Carnes, who assumed senior status on June 18, 2018.[9] On May 23, 2018, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[10] On July 19, 2018, her nomination was reported out of committee by a party line 11–10 vote.[11] On July 30, 2018, the Senate voted 52–44 to invoke cloture.[12] On July 31, 2018, the Senate voted 52–46 to confirm Grant.[13] She received her judicial commission on August 3, 2018.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Justin G. Grant, who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency. They have three children.[14]

Electoral history[edit]

2018
Georgia Supreme Court Results, May 22, 2018[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Britt Grant (incumbent) 896,313 100.00%
Majority 896,313 100.00%
Total votes 896,313 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britt Cagle Grant, 40 – Atlanta, GA – MyLife.com™ Background Profile". www.mylife.com.
  2. ^ Committee on the Judiciary, "Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees
  3. ^ a b "Nominee Report" (PDF). Alliance for Justice. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Georgia Supreme Court biography of Britt C. Grant.
  5. ^ "Attorney General Sam Olens Announces Key Personnel Appointments – Office of Attorney General Chris Carr". law.georgia.gov.
  6. ^ "Attorney General Sam Olens Appoints New Solicitor General, Counsel for Legal Policy – Office of Attorney General Chris Carr". law.georgia.gov.
  7. ^ "President Donald J. Trump's Supreme Court List". whitehouse.gov. November 17, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Presidential Nomination 1808, 115th United States Congress". United States Congress. April 10, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Nominations Sent to the Senate Today, White House, April 10, 2018
  10. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for May 23, 2018
  11. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – July 19, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  12. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 115th Congress – 2nd Session". www.senate.gov. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 115th Congress – 2nd Session". www.senate.gov. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  14. ^ "Justice Britt C. Grant". Supreme Court of Georgia. Georgia State Government. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "General Primary/General Nonpartisan/Special Election – May 22, 2018". Georgia Election Results. Office of the Secretary of State of Georgia. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Nels S.D. Peterson
Solicitor General of Georgia
2015–2017
Succeeded by
Sarah Hawkins Warren
New seat Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
2017–2018
Preceded by
Julie E. Carnes
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2018–present
Incumbent