A Republican State Senator in Georgia has proposed cutting the number of judges as a cost-cutting measure, but the idea is not gaining much support.
State Senator Mitch Seabaugh from Sharpsburg introduced a bill that would cut the number of Superior Court Judges across the state. Seabaugh told reporters that he doesn’t want to cause any problems in caseloads not being prosecuted, but that there were areas that could use less judges. He asked for imput from the courts in deciding which judgeships would be cut under his plan.
Currently the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit serves four counties: Chattooga, Walker, Dade and Catoosa and is served by four Superior Court Judges.
Most political analyst agree that the bill won’t get much traction. Seabaugh is the lone supporter of the bill.