Newsmaker of the YearKathleen Baydala Joyner, Daily Report
2012 Newsmaker of the Year: The Judgemaker
On pace to choose a record number of judges, Governor Nathan Deal talks about how he interviews candidates and responds to criticism about a lack of diversity in his appointments
During the State Bar of Georgia's annual conference this past summer at a resort hotel on the Savannah River, the talk wasn't tort reform or billable hours or even golf. Rather, the buzz was building around whom Governor Nathan Deal would name as his first state Supreme Court justice.