Superior Court Judge Rumer designated to serve on case at Georgia Supreme Court

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comApril 10, 2013 

A local judge in the six-county Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia in the appeal of Mandt v. Lovell, according to a release from the Court.

Superior Court Judge William C. Rumer will serve in place of Justice Keith Blackwell on Monday during its 2 p.m. session for this Habersham County case.

A woman is appealing a Georgia Court of Appeals decision that upheld the termination of a family violence protective order against the father of her child, the report states.

Rumer is the second current sitting judge from Columbus since 1991 to serve on a case at the Georgia Supreme Court. Former Chief Judge John D. Allen served on the case of Anne Melican et al. v. Sydney Parker et al. in 2008.

According to Public Information Officer Jane Hansen, Blackwell has transitioned from the court of appeals to fill a spot on the higher court. Due to his activity in that court, Blackwell has recused himself from several cases that have come from that court.

Rumer, 62, was appointed to the Superior Court in 2010 by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue. He previously was in private practice in Columbus for 35 years, the release said.

Rumer earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Emory University and graduated in 1975 from the University of Georgia School of Law. He and his wife, Becky, have four children, two grandson, and were foster parents for 14 years.

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