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Georgia Supreme Court Decision
The Georgia Supreme Court, under the leadership of Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears denied Wanda Spann’s application for Writ of Certiorari, which would have allowed Spann to present her case to the high court. The Court’s denial of Wanda Spann’s application was a blatant violation of her civil rights and due process of law.
Although Spann submitted substantial evidence revealing numerous violations of the Uniform Superior Court Rules of Georgia by these defendants, in allowing Cobb County Chief Magistrate Frank Cox to illegally terminate Spann’s 20 year employment as Cobb County Pretrial Court Service Director, the Georgia Supreme Court chose to ignore this injustice and violation of the law. The decision made by these justices sends a message to all Georgians that there is no protection under the law if one has been damaged by administrative wrongful acts by judges or other high-ranking government officials.
The Georgia Supreme Court is responsible for creating, maintaining, and enforcing all of Georgia’s Uniform Court Rules. Despite Rule 27 of the Uniform Superior Court Rules of Georgia, clearly stating that Pretrial Services Directors in Georgia counties are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the county’s Superior Judges Councils, the Supreme Court in Spann’s case proceeded as though no such rule exists. Moreover, the Supreme Court ignored the fact that Spann reintroduced to them a letter previously given to her by the Georgia Supreme Court Clerk which indicated the Justices had reviewed Wanda Spann's document and confirmed no documentation was ever filed by Cobb County Superior Court transferring Pretrial Services from the Superior Court to the Magistrate Court.
Additionally, in denying Spann’s request to be heard, the Supreme Court Justices did not consider the fact that former Chief Superior Court Judge Mary Staley lied in written documents stating the Supreme Court had approved the transfer of authority.
The following Georgia Supreme Court Justices denied Spann’s Writ Application: Leah Ward Sears Carol Hunstein George H. Carley Hugh T. Thompson Harold Melton
Justices Robert Benham and P. Harris Hines elected not to participate in the process.