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.
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.