The Supreme Court of Georgia, the state’s highest court, reviews decisions made by other courts in civil and criminal cases. This court alone rules on questions involving the constitutionality of state statutes, all criminal cases involving a sentence of death, and petitions from decisions of the Court of Appeals. No trials are held at the appellate level; oral arguments are heard by the entire court.
The nine justices on the Georgia Supreme Court are chosen by popular vote in nonpartisan elections. They serve six-year terms, after which they must run for re-election if they wish to retain their seats.
Verda Colvin - incumbent
The Superior Courts have exclusive, constitutional authority over felonies, divorces, equity cases, and matters regarding title to land. They also may have jurisdiction for civil law actions, misdemeanors and other cases. Superior Courts may also hear appeals from lower courts.
Superior Court Judges are elected to four-year terms in nonpartisan, circuit-wide races.
Chuck Eaton - incumbent
Paige Reese Whitaker - incumbent