ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed a Georgia Supreme Court justice to serve on a federal appeals court.
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Justice Britt Grant to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court hears appeals from federal courts in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Grant to serve on Georgia's highest court in January 2017. She previously was solicitor general in the state attorney general's office.
She worked in Deal's congressional office after college and also worked in the White House under President George W. Bush.
After law school, Grant worked as a law clerk for Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Kavanaugh has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.