In the two years since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appointed 25 members to the Judicial Nominating Commission, a fifth of the group has resigned.

Who gets appointed to judicial vacancies is largely influenced by the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission. Commissioners are tasked with providing shortlists of qualified candidates for the consideration of appointing parties.

Vincent Russo, GC Georgia Secretary Of State's office. Photo By John Disney 10-9-2012 Vincent Russo, general counsel, Georgia Secretary of State. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)