Chief Justice Hugh Thompson was sworn in Thursday as the Georgia Supreme Court’s new leader. Thompson is the 30th Chief Justice of the state’s highest court. Former Governor Zell Miller appointed Thompson to the Supreme Court in 1994 and performed Thompson’s swearing in ceremony inside the House chambers at the state Capitol.
A new chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court is set to be sworn in. Georgia Supreme Court Presiding Justice Hugh Thompson is set to take his new role during a ceremony Thursday. Thompson, of Milledgeville, will be sworn in by former Gov. Zell Miller.
Georgia’s top judge told lawmakers Thursday that the state’s tough approach to juvenile offenders isn’t paying off. Justice Carol Hunstein, the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, said it’s time to apply lessons learned from adult criminal justice reform to youth offenders.