Explore & INTERACT with the NATHAN DEAL JUDICIAL CENTER
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The Supreme Court of Georgia is the highest judicial authority of the U.S. state of Georgia. The court was established in 1845 as a three-member panel. Since 1896, the justices (increased in number to six, then to seven in 1945, and finally to nine in 2017) have been elected by the people of the state. The justices are currently elected in statewide non-partisan elections for six-year terms, with any vacancies filled through an appointment by the Governor.
The Supreme Court of Georgia is housed along with the State Court of Appeals in the Nathan Deal Judicial Center, which was opened and dedicated in early 2020. The Judicial Center is a part of the Capitol Complex and sits on the site where the State Archives of Georgia once stood.
The Supreme Court of Georgia is the highest judicial authority of the U.S. state of Georgia. The court was established in 1845 as a three-member panel. Since 1896, the justices (increased in number to six, then to seven in 1945, and finally to nine in 2017) have been elected by the people of the state. The justices are currently elected in statewide non-partisan elections for six-year terms, with any vacancies filled through an appointment by the Governor.
The Supreme Court of Georgia is housed along with the State Court of Appeals in the Nathan Deal Judicial Center, which was opened and dedicated in early 2020. The Judicial Center is a part of the Capitol Complex and sits on the site where the State Archives of Georgia once stood.

Fiat Justicia Ruat Caelum

The Latin phrase, Fiat Justicia Ruat Caelum, has traditionally been displayed over the justices in the Supreme Court chamber. The English translation of the phrase is “Let justice be done though the heavens may fall.” This phrase is more than a saying, but rather the Court’s commitment to serving the citizens of Georgia.

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Fiat Justicia Ruat Caelum

The Latin phrase, Fiat Justicia Ruat Caelum, has traditionally been displayed over the justices in the Supreme Court chamber. The English translation of the phrase is “Let justice be done though the heavens may fall.” This phrase is more than a saying, but rather the Court’s commitment to serving the citizens of Georgia.

This project is a work of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement and Georgia Humanities.
We have a number of partners who made this possible as well.

This project is a work of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement and Georgia Humanities.

We have a number of partners who made this possible as well.

Join us for a virtual tour of this beautiful building and leave knowing more about your government!

Join us for a virtual tour of this beautiful building and leave knowing more about your government!

If you are an educator and would like to have access to items that support 8th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence (Government), then please email us at education@georgiacivics.org.

If you are an educator and would like to have access to items that support 8th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence (Government), then please email us at
education@georgiacivics.org.

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