2015 News & Reports

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11/19/15 – JOHNSON DENIED STAY OF EXECUTION

Atlanta, November 19, 2015 – The Supreme Court of Georgia this morning denied a stay of execution for Marcus Ray Johnson, who is scheduled to be put to death at 7:00 tonight by lethal injection [...]

11/5/15 – JUSTICE HINES TO RECEIVE CHILD ADVOCACY AWARD

Atlanta, GA, Nov. 5, 2015 – Presiding Justice P. Harris Hines of the Supreme Court of Georgia is being honored with a “Big Voice for Children Award” for his commitment to justice for youth and [...]

11/3/15 – NEW DIRECTOR NAMED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS

Atlanta, November 3, 2015 – Chief Justice Hugh Thompson announced today that Cynthia H. Clanton has been chosen as the new director of Georgia’s Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). Ms. Clanton, 54, was chosen [...]

10/19/15 – JUDGE LAGRUA TO HEAR GEORGIA SUPREME COURT CASE

Atlanta, October 19, 2015 – Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Carol Hunstein in the appeal of Downey v. the State [...]

10/7/15 – SUPREME COURT TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION IN ELLIJAY

Atlanta, October 7, 2015 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold a special session of oral arguments next Friday, Oct. 16, in historic Ellijay, GA, located in in the Appalachian foothills of North Georgia. [...]

9/29/15 – GISSENDANER DENIED STAY OF EXECUTION

Atlanta, September 29, 2015 - In a 5-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia has denied a stay of execution for Kelly Renee Gissendaner, who was scheduled to be put to death at 7:00 tonight [...]

8/13/15 – CHIEF JUSTICE ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD

Atlanta, August 13, 2015 – Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Conference of Chief Justices, the national organization that represents the highest judicial officers from every [...]

6/22/15 – HOOD STAY IN PROCEEDINGS LIFTED

Atlanta, June 22, 2015 – Earlier today the Supreme Court of Georgia issued a temporary stay of the death penalty trial proceedings of Jamie Donnell Hood to consider whether it would grant the State’s “emergency [...]

6/22/15 – COURT HALTS PROCEEDINGS IN TRIAL OF JAMIE DONNELL HOOD

Atlanta, June 22, 2015 – The Supreme Court of Georgia this afternoon issued a temporary stay of proceedings in the death penalty trial of Jamie Donnell Hood so it could consider a number of issues [...]

5/14/15 – Code of Judicial Conduct Revised

In 2012, the Supreme Court of Georgia established a Study Committee to comprehensively review the Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct and to recommend appropriate revisions. The Study Committee met on numerous occasions. On November 21, [...]

2/4/15 – STATE OF THE JUDICIARY 2015

Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson delivered the annual State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 4. "Each day in Georgia, our judges dispense justice," the Chief Justice [...]

1/20/15 – HILL DENIED STAY OF EXECUTION

Atlanta, January 20, 2015 – In a 5-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia today has denied a stay of execution for Warren Lee Hill, who is scheduled to be put to death next Tuesday, [...]