Ten days before Christmas, some Georgia lawyers take time out to celebrate another holiday aimed at honoring their fundamental rights as American citizens.
Cynthia Clanton, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, during a celebration video of Georgia Judicial Council’s Bill of Rights Day. (image via video)
In honor of the annual Bill of Rights Day celebration on December 15, 10 Georgia judges from across the state teamed up with the Judicial Council of Georgia and a Cartoon Network animator to create a video promoting civic education.
“The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, guarantee so many of the rights we Americans hold dear,” said Cynthia Clanton, director of the courts’ administrative office, in an introduction to the video.
Georgia Circuit Chief Justice Brian Rickman is one of 10 judges who participated in the video.
“I was thrilled to be a part of it,” Rickman said. “In general, as judges, we have to take every opportunity to involve the public because we can’t discuss so much of what we do. And the Bill of Rights is so fundamental to our system that being able to engage with the public about the Bill of Rights is a great opportunity.”
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In order of appearance, the following judges appear in the video presenting one of the 10 amendments to the Bill of Rights:
- Alvin Wong, DeKalb County State Court Judge
- Tifton Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Judge Render Heard Jr.
- Amanda Mercier, Assistant Chief Justice of the Georgia Court of Appeals
- Christopher Brasher, Chief Justice of Fulton County Superior Court
- Lori Duff, Judge of the Monroe Municipal Court
- Thomas Lakes, Harris County Probate Court Judge
- Chief Justice of the Georgia Court of Appeals Brian Rickman
- Jadawnya Baker, Atlanta Municipal Court Judge
- Quinn Kasper, Cobb County Magistrates Court Judge
- Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court David Nahmias