AUGUSTA, Ga. – On Tuesday, the chairman of the Committee to Preserve the Augusta Judicial Circuit went before the Augusta Commission.
Attorney Adam King is against Columbia County’s proposed circuit split from the Augusta Judicial Circuit. He told commissioners the split disenfranchises voters in all counties who elected the current seven judges who would be limited to serving in the counties they live in. King urged the commission to slow down the process of the split and to study the issue further.
“I think we need to talk about the way that it looks to the state and to the nation and i don’t think it looks good we need to talk about the way its going to effect people in the circuit and the way that things are going to change. and hopefully that will be enough to slow the process down.”
Commissioners did not take any action tonight after kings presentation. Just yesterday the Georgia senate passed the bill to split Columbia county from the Augusta Judicial Circuit. Now it will move on to the house, if its passes it will go to the governor for his signature.