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Flawed government best

...Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "The Constitution is made for a people of fundamentally differing views." Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes said, "The Constitution means what the judges say it means." Through the years the Supreme...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-11/flawed-government-best
Supreme Court protects James Brown diary source

...the reporter from revealing how she obtained a copy of the diary of the late musician's widow, Tomi Rae Hynie.Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal issued an order about a half-hour before Sue Summer, a journalist who has a blog, radio show and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-02/supreme-court-protects-james
Georgia high court hears Richmond County case

...had a strange beginning because Jacobson wasn't in the courtroom when the justices returned from a short recess. Chief Justice Hugh Thompson started without her, letting Nichols go first. Then when she arrived seven minutes later, Thompson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-03/georgia-high-court-hea
Gov. Haley creates task force to study domestic violence; report not due until Dec. 31

...as the House committee did. The group will meet at least four times this year, Haley said.State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal will lead the group looking into potential changes in the criminal justice system."Domestic violence is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/gov-haley-creates-task-f
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's code of conduct hearing starts

...think this nightmare will be over very soon," Corn well said.The hearing before a former Florida Supreme Court chief justice is closed to the public and media.It is to determine whether Winston violated any or all of four sections of the code...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-02/florida-state-quarterback
Judge issues South Carolina's first gay marriage licenses, despite attorney general's opposition

...Appeals refused on Tuesday to put Gergel's order on hold. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson then asked Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Su preme Court to block such marriages while the state appeals, Wilson spokesman Mark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/judge-issues-south-carolinas-
No. 18 East Carolina stops upset-minded Connecticut

...Virginia Tech (4-4, 1-3) lost for the second week in a row.FLORIDA STATE: Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-23/no-18-east-carolina-stops
South Carolina Supreme Court rules in school districts' favor

...are the children who represent South Carolina's future."There is no loser," concludes the opinion written by Chief Justice Jean Toal. The ruling "places before the parties a new opportunity ... leaning forward towards a conversation unencumbered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-12/south-carolina-supreme-court-
Georgia Supreme Court OKs private probation

...misdemeanors in 2000.Sentinel is the largest probation company operating in the state.The opinion, written by Chief Justice Hugh Thompson, showed the justices weren't immune to the complaints reported about Sentinel workers."Accordingly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-24/georgia-supreme-court-
SC lawmakers study school ruling

...placing all blame for the blighted state of education in their districts at the feet" of the Legislature, wrote Chief Justice Jean Toal.Some consolidation has occurred. South Carolina has 83 school districts in 46 counties, down from 92...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-28/sc-lawmakers-study-school