Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein will deliver her first State of the Judiciary Address to a special joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Tuesday, March 16 at 11 AM. Justice Hunstein was appointed to the Supreme Court in November 1992 by then Governor Zell Miller. She is the second woman in history to serve as a permanent member of the Court. It is expected that her remarks will address the current budget situation in Georgia's courts.
The Senate Judiciary Committee temporarily tabled a bill Monday that addresses child prostitution. Committee leaders said they need to hear more testimony from juvenile court judges who adjudicate child prostitution cases. Each month in Georgia, experts estimate as many as 400 children are sold for sex. It happens on the street, through escort services, in hotels, and over the Internet.