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State's high court disciplines 2 attorneys

...offender and hasn't practiced law since. Though the Supreme Court's majority decided for suspension, Justices Hugh Thompson and Carol Hunstein favored disbarment. Justice Hunstein noted in her dissent that Mr. Lewis admitted to having used...
Ga. court blocks suicide law

...the future of the criminal case against the four, which has been on hold. Monday's opinion, penned by Justice Hugh Thompson, found that although the state attempts to portray the law as a ban on assisted suicide, the language of the law...
Supreme Court strikes down assisted suicide restrictions

...suicide that were followed by the act. But lawmakers decided to do neither, said the opinion, written by Justice Hugh Thompson."The State has failed to provide any explanation or evidence as to why a public advertisement or offer to assist...
Nahmias ' bold questions point to new force on Georgia Supreme Court

...Perdue's two appointees join Justices George Carley and Harris Hines on the right side of the bench, where Justice Hugh Thompson is often found. Only Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and former Chief Robert Benham are considered reliable moderates...
High court hears voting issue

...majority. The justices appeared more interested Monday in how abstentions should be treated. Justices Carol Hunstein and Hugh Thompson asked Mr. Shepard why a commissioner who abstains from voting and is not participating is still counted toward the...
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Top Georgia court gives guidance on handling complaints about long waits for trials

...the majority, which also included Justices David Nahmias, George Carley and Harris Hines.In a dissent, Justice Hugh Thompson argued that he sees no reason to send the case back to the Gwinnett County judge because "the evidence demonstrates...
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Wood becomes chief U.S. judge

...together on just and noble causes.Thomas, Chief Judge Joel Dubina of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Hugh Thompson of the Georgia Supreme Court were among the dignitaries attending the ceremony, which attracted a standing-room-only...
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Supreme Court rejects death sentence in Rome slaying

...they believed they were dealing with a fact-finder who might impose the death penalty," Benham wrote. Justices Hugh Thompson and George Carley dissented from the majority opinion.
Court upholds law requiring voter ID

...that the law creates an undue burden on the poor, the disabled and minorities.The decision, written by Justice Hugh Thompson, concluded that the law was a "minimal, reasonable and nondiscriminatory restriction."The decision is the latest...
Many voters are uninformed about state Supreme Court

...on voters' radar, but barely, with a minuscule 1 percent recalling his name without prompting. George Carley and Hugh Thompson simply don't exist as far as voters are concerned. Put another way, 85 percent of those questioned didn't know...