It’s been nearly three years since legislation was signed into law adding two new Georgia Supreme Court justices and shifting a sizable portion of the court’s caseload to the Court of Appeals, which was also bolstered with three new judges.

But a funny thing happened afterward. While there was a bit of reduction in the number of opinions the Supreme Court issued, its caseload actually went up. And the Court of Appeals, which was expanded in part to handle the burden of divorce, alimony, property title, wills, equity and certain extraordinary remedy cases that were shifted from the high court, saw a slight dip.

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