Serge Georges, Jr. Confirmed as SJC Associate Justice
The Governor’s Council this past Thursday unanimously confirmed Serge Georges, Jr. as Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. After he is sworn in, Georges will be Gov. Charlie Baker's seventh nominee to join the Supreme Judicial Court, and a selection that fills out a truly diverse Supreme Judicial Court.
Governor Charlie Baker nominated Georges, an Associate Justice for the Boston Municipal Court, to the SJC in mid-November.
The Supreme Judicial Court is the Commonwealth's highest appellate court, consisting of the Chief Justice and six Associate Justices. The seven Justices hear appeals on a broad range of criminal and civil cases from September through May and issue written opinions that are posted online.
Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito released the following statements on the Governor’s Council’s unanimous confirmation of Serge Georges, Jr. as Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court:
Judge Serge Georges, Jr. is a talented and highly distinguished jurist who has demonstrated his tremendous legal acumen and compassion throughout his career serving on the district court, the drug court and in private practice, and I look forward to the unique perspective he will bring to the Supreme Judicial Court… I congratulate Judge Georges on his unanimous confirmation and am thankful to the members of the Governor's Council for their advice and consent during this process. ~ Governor Charlie Baker
I am honored to congratulate Judge Serge Georges, Jr. on his unanimous confirmation to the Supreme Judicial Court, and am confident that his real-world experience and wide range of expertise will be a valuable addition to the Commonwealth's highest court… I am grateful to my colleagues on the Governor's Council for their careful consideration of Judge Georges and each of our nominees to the Supreme Judicial Court. ~ Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.
Georges rounds out an increasingly diverse SJC. Chief Justice Kimberly Budd and Associate Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt were sworn in to the SJC last week. Budd became the second Black Chief; second female Chief and first Black female Chief of the state’s highest court, replacing Chief Justice Ralph Gants who died earlier this fall. Wendlandt became the first Hispanic person to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court.
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