Gov. Nathan Deal is remodeling the states's judicial branch.
He named three new justices to the Supreme Court of Georgia Wednesday. Two of them come from a new law that expands the high court, starting in January.
Nels Peterson and Michael Boggs will be promoted from the Court of Appeals. Boggs also co-chairs the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. The governor's other pick is Solicitor General Britt Grant.
Those choices mean even more high-profile vacancies for Deal to fill. That's because the appointments leave holes on the Court of Appeals and in the Attorney General's office.