Supreme Court of Georgia to Hold Special Session at Mercer Law School

Supreme Court of Georgia to Hold Special Session at Mercer Law School

November 4, 2013

On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the first-floor moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action.

The Court will hear two cases:S13A1650Danforth v. Apple, Inc.and S13G1152Hartley v. Agnes Scott College et al. The first case,Danforth v. Apple, Inc,, involves a violence in the workplace matter wherein the trial court entered a permanent injunction against Danforth prohibiting her for a three-year period from (1) being within 500 feet of any employee of Apple's Lenox Square retail store at any time, (2) contacting any Apple employee in any manner, and (3) entering any Apple retail store worldwide. The second case, S13G1152Hartley v. Agnes Scott College et al., is a granted certiorari asking the parties to address whether the Georgia Court of Appeals erred in ruling under the Campus Policemen Act, that the campus police officers qualify as State officers or employees within the meaning of OCGA §50-21-22 (7).

At the start of the session, the Court will hold a short admission ceremony allowing any recent law school graduates, alumni or members of the local bar who are not already admitted to the Supreme Court to be admitted at the special session. Instructions for participating in this special admission ceremony can be downloaded here. Those applying for admission will need to complete the application or admission on the Court's website.

Applications for admission must be submitted to Tori Little at no later than Nov. 12, 2013.