- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the dedication of Georgia’s new judicial center.

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton announced Wednesday that Thomas will be on hand for the Feb. 11 dedication of the Nathan Deal Judicial Center. The new building is near the state Capitol building.

Thomas is a Georgia native having been born in the Pin Point community near Savannah. He has served on the nation’s highest court for 28 years.

The new building is devoted entirely to the judiciary. The Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals moved into the building last month. A new statewide business court will also be housed there.

Gov. Brian Kemp, former Gov. Nathan Deal, state Attorney General Chris Carr, as well as other constitutional officers, judges and lawmakers are expected to attend the dedication.



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