Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge John Flythe has been designated to hear arguments in a Georgia Supreme Court case, according to a news release from the court.
Flythe will serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson. Designated judges are appointed when a judge must recuse himself or herself from a particular case. The Supreme Court of Georgia maintains a list of select judges from around the state and when the need arises, the court appoints the next judge on the list, the release states.
The court will hear arguments Feb. 5 in a case where the Board of Regents is appealing a Georgia Court of Appeals decision prohibiting it from providing information to a private organization that the board is willing to release.
Flythe will also participate in the court’s decision in that case.