“Let justice be done though the heavens may fall,” he said, nodding to the downpour lashing the muddy grounds. “Well, let’s hope no one takes the latter seriously.”
Plans for the new building, which is set to open in 2019, include a towering four-story atrium with giant windows overlooking the Capitol. Designers hope to eventually build a park over nearby roads to link the complex to the Gold Dome, but there is no funding yet to do so.
The governor called it a timely reminder that “Georgia puts a high value on the rule of law.” Asked to elaborate after his remarks, Deal said people sometimes see the justice system as a “cliché” of sorts.
“We pay lip service to the concept of rule of law,” Deal said. “But in reality, it’s the rock-solid bottom that is the underpinning of our democracy, and we should all be reminded about that. And this building is an excellent opportunity to do that.”