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Thomas Bishop, Pataula Circuit District Attorneys Office and Christina Cribbs, Georgia Public Defender Council. (Photos:: John Disney/ALM) Thomas Bishop, Pataula Circuit District Attorney’s Office (left), and Christina Cribbs, Georgia Public Defender Council. (Photos:: John Disney/ALM)

Justices of the Supreme Court of Georgia heard cases before bare walls this week, as portraits of their predecessors are being transferred to the state’s new judicial center a few blocks away. Along with the paintings, the court is expected to bring to its new digs a debate with prosecutors over trial judges’ powers to overturn a jury verdict in exceptional cases.

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Jonathan Ringel

Jonathan Ringel is managing editor of the Daily Report, the ALM newspaper in Atlanta. He can be reached at jringel@alm.com. Twitter: @jonathanringel

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