Overstreet enjoyed day on Georgia Supreme Court

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Carlisle Overstreet considered his one-day stint on the bench of Georgia’s highest court the equivalent of jamming with the Beatles.

Judge Carlisle Overstreet served as a guest justice Monday on the Georgia Supreme Court in Atlanta.  SPECIAL
Judge Carlisle Overstreet served as a guest justice Monday on the Georgia Supreme Court in Atlanta.

Augusta’s chief Superior Court judge had the honor Monday to serve as a guest justice for the day on the Georgia Supreme Court in Atlanta.

“It was very interesting and fun to be in the middle of it,” Overstreet said Wednesday.

Overstreet, who was appointed to the Augusta Superior Circuit in 1991, had met the justices before, but this was his first experience sitting on the bench. Jane Hansen, the court’s public information officer, said the court keeps a list of available judges to sit in on a case when a justice has to recuse himself. She said that doesn’t happen often.

Over­street stepped in for Justice David E. Nahmias in the appeal of a Floyd County case, Adriaan Tate v. Tony Howerton.

Overstreet, 66, said it was a pleasure working with the justices, whom he found to be as down-to-earth as judges in any circuit. His advice for a lawyer bringing a case before the Georgia Supreme Court is to examine the personality and history of the judges.

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TrulyWorried 01/25/12 - 11:42 pm
Judge Overstreet is one of

Judge Overstreet is one of the nicest and down to earth people that I have ever had the privilege of meeting. Glad that he managed to get a "change in scenery"!

JRC2024 01/26/12 - 12:26 am
Judge Ovedrstreet has always

Judge Ovedrstreet has always been very receptive to the jury and those that were there to be picked for jurors the several times I have been called to jury duty. He is a gentleman. He always comes down from the bench and thanks everyone. I respect him.

seenitB4 01/26/12 - 05:13 am
I would like to meet this

I would like to meet this great Judge...thank you for your service .

hope7 01/26/12 - 04:07 pm
I love, love, love, this man

I love, love, love, this man for his devotion to the good of others!

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