Thu., May 2, 2013 7:11pm
Georgia Supreme Court Presiding Justice Hugh Thompson has been unanimously elected the new chief justice. Thompson succeeds Chief Justice Carol Hunstein, who will remain on the court.
Wed., April 17, 2013 2:57pm
The State Supreme Court ruled this week that Public Defenders offices can no longer represent clients in the same case. The decision could cost the state millions.
Mon., March 4, 2013 6:21pm
The State Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether to order a new election for sheriff in Baker County. The case follows allegations of vote rigging. The decision may turn on the number of illegal votes.
Mon., February 4, 2013 7:48pm
The State Supreme Court Monday ruled that a death row inmate’s execution can go forward. The ruling could open the door to more executions in Georgia.
Tue., January 8, 2013 4:46pm
Lawyers for the city of Columbus Tuesday asked the State Supreme Court to block a law allowing billboard companies to clear cut trees obscuring their signs. One of the arguments is over how much money the billboard companies pay taxpayers for the trees.
Thu., July 26, 2012 6:51pm
Georgia's highest court has denied the state's request to expedite an appeal in the case of a death row inmate whose execution was delayed earlier this week.
Thu., July 19, 2012 2:42pm
Governor Deal administered the oath of office Thursday to 37-year-old Keith Blackwell as the newest justice of the State Supreme Court. He will serve on the court until 2014, when voters will decide whether to keep him on the bench for a six-year term.
Wed., July 11, 2012 12:19pm
Justice Hugh Thompson has been unanimously elected presiding justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Mon., June 25, 2012 12:45pm
Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Judge Keith Blackwell to the Georgia Supreme Court effective July 19. Blackwell will fill a seat left vacant by the pending departure of Justice George Carley, whose resignation becomes effective July 17.
Tue., May 29, 2012 5:24pm
The State Supreme Court has a new Chief Justice. George Carley was sworn in Tuesday in front of a packed courtroom that included six former Chief Justices. Justice George Carley is scheduled to retire from the State Supreme Court in seven weeks. He says he was shocked when Chief Justice Carol Hunstein decided to step aside to allow him to serve in the top job.