Deal appoints Court Reform Council to review judicial system

[private]Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed an 11-member commission to develop recommendations for improving the way the state’s court systems are administered.

He signed an executive order March 30 creating a Court Reform Council “to review current practices and procedures within the judicial court system” as well as the administrative law system and come up with a final report by Dec. 1.

The appointees to the court commission include Attorney General Chris Carr, who will chair the panel, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert (R-Athens), state Rep. Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville), House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), Supreme Court Justice Nels Peterson, Appeals Court Judge Charlie Bethel, Superior Court Judge Trent Brown, Administrative Law Judge Michael Malihi, executive counsel David Werner, attorney Dennis T. Cathey, and Georgia Power executive Chris Cummiskey.

The court panel is a followup to Deal’s earlier efforts to revise the state’s criminal sentencing laws.

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