Bedford served as a Superior Court judge from 1996 until the end of last year. He did not seek re-election in 2016, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Jan. 2 appointed Bedford as the senior judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia.
During his tenure on the bench, Bedford has been involved in several high-profile cases.
In 2006, Bedford ruled the Voter ID Act that then-Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law violated the state constitution. That law required voters show a government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot.
In the wake of Brian Nichols’ 2005 courthouse rampage, Bedford presided over the Fulton County Courthouse Security Committee. The group issued a report detailing recommended courthouse security changes.
The BBA will meet at 7:30 a.m. on April 13 at the City Club of Buckhead.
The BBA holds breakfast meetings at 7:30 a.m. most Thursday mornings at the City Club of Buckhead. Meetings feature business, political or civic leaders as a speaker, and topics usually include leading issues within the Buckhead community and Atlanta as a whole. Tickets for members are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; non-member tickets are $20.
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