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Choice of guest speaker still questioned by some

...the courthouse after."John H. Ruffin Jr. was a civil rights lawyer, Augusta Superior Court judge and state appellate court judge.Richmond County State Court Judge David D. Watkins said the decision was made without consulting anyone in the...
Bills anticipate retiree flood

...we're moving in the wrong directions," Sen. Jack Murphy, R-Cumming, said in response to one proposal to let appellate court judges retire at age 60 instead of 65 if they've served the state for 12 years. Mr. Murphy and other members of the...
Less swinging now? the fight. And we hope the renegade GOP senators who struck that wimpy compromise with the Democrats on the appellate court judges will stand with their president on his Supreme Court nominees.
Twenty-five years later, passions still strong on Southern Baptists' conservative takeover

...back, Pressler, 74, suggests conservatives were on a God-given mission in 1979. Still, the retired Houston appellate court judge said the experience was painful, as critics accused him and Patterson of sinister motives. "I had a very good...
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Black judges remain rare

...quoted by the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Court System. Most superior and appellate court judges were appointed initially, including 79 percent of the blacks on the bench. Gov. Roy Barnes has made 46 judicial...
Delegation chairman keeps seat

...terms. "The question of rotation was suggested by Rep. Tom Huff before he resigned his House seat to become an appellate court judge. But it was never formally adopted by the delegation," he said. "But I wanted to give the delegation the opportunity...
Metro | Aiken County Board of Education
District lawmaker to be decided today

...Republican domination of District 83 politics, which has not elected a Democrat since former Rep. Tom Huff, now an appellate court judge, switched from the Democratic to the Republican party in the late 1980s. In addition, no black has represented...
Metro | Aiken County Council | North Augusta High School | North Augusta City Council
People in the News

...000 a month. Hylton-Brim had sued for higher monthly payments and about $398,000 in back support. The appellate court judge awarded a lower, undisclosed amount in back support and ordered Combs to pay Hylton-Brim's legal fees. The...
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Religion News in Brief

...monitors bishops' implementation of sexual abuse reforms, will soon leave that post. Anne Burke, an Illinois Appellate Court judge, is among four of the board's 12 members who will depart in June, said William Burleigh, board spokesman and...
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Wanted: black judges

...for Cureton to be replaced by another black. They do have a point. Of the state's 112 family, circuit and appellate court judges, only seven are black. That's appalling; there has to be more blacks qualified to serve on the South Carolina...