Difference between revisions of "Georgia Supreme Court"

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The '''Supreme Court of Georgia''' is the [[state supreme court|highest judicial authority]] of [[Georgia]].  The court was established in 1845 as a three-member panel.  Since 1896, the justices (increased in number to six, and then to seven in 1945) have been elected by the people, and today those elections are non-partisan.
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The first Chief Justice of the Court was Joseph Henry Lumpkin, who was appointed in 1863.  There have been 27 Chief Justices, and the current Chief Justice of the Court is Leah Ward Sears, the first woman to hold the office.  Today, the Chief Justice is elected by his or her fellow justices.
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The other justices are:
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*[[judgepedia:Carol Hunstein|Carol Hunstien]] presiding justice
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*[[judgepedia:Robert Benham|Robert Benham]]
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*[[judgepedia:George Carley|George Carley]]
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*[[judgepedia:Hugh Thompson|Hugh Thompson]]
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*[[judgepedia:Harris Hines|P. Harris Hines]]
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*[[judgepedia:Harold Melton|Harold Melton]]
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==Georgia Supreme Court rulings on ballot measures==
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==References==
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*[http://www.gasupreme.us/scbroch.php History of the Supreme Court of Georgia]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Georgia_%28U.S._state%29 Wikipedia Article on Georgia Supreme Court]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.gasupreme.us/ Website of the Supreme Court of Georgia]
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[[Category:Georgia]]
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[[Category:State supreme courts]]
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Latest revision as of 12:06, 21 January 2014