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Costa Pleicones become South Carolina's first new chief justice in 15 years

...state's first new chief justice in 15 years on Wednesday, but he won't have the job for long.Pleicones will replace Jean Toal, who turns 72 in August and is required to retire at the end of the year because of her age. But Pleicones turns 72...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-05-27/costa-pleicones-become-south-ca
Gov. Haley creates task force to study domestic violence; report not due until Dec. 31

...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 a learned habit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/gov-haley-creates-task-f
South Carolina Supreme Court rules in school districts' favor

...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 by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-12/south-carolina-supreme-court-
SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell says state grand jury investigation has ended

...Supreme Court's decision called for secrecy in future court arguments on the case. At the June hearing, Chief Justice Jean Toal criticized prosecutors for talking publicly about their inquiry, particularly Wilson, who announced in January that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-16/sc-house-speaker-bobby-harrel
Prosecutor has several options on ethics case against House Speaker Bobby Harrell

...can't comment because of the state Supreme Court's order for secrecy in the case. At the June hearing, Chief Justice Jean Toal criticized prosecutors for talking publicly about their inquiry, particularly Wilson, who announced in January he was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-25/prosecutor-has-several-option
SC lawmakers study school ruling

...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 a decade ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-28/sc-lawmakers-study-school
SC prosecutors decry justice comments

...issue. State Sen. Larry Martin chairs the Judiciary Committee. The Pickens Republican says he asked three prosecutors to send him independent accounts of what was said at the conference and he sent the information to Chief Justice Jean Toal.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-03/sc-prosecutors-decry-j
South Carolina Supreme Court mulls case that pits Attorney General Alan Wilson against House Speaker Harrell

...said, adding that courts should "be very reluctant and careful" to interfere in such a panel's work.Chief Justice Jean Toal criticized prosecutors for talking publicly about their inquiry, saying Wilson's decision to go public with his intention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-24/south-carolina-supreme-court-
Judge who wrote separate is not equal honored in Charleston

...Ferguson establishing separate but equal in race relations as the law of the land.State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, holding the gavel Waring used when he heard cases, said his opinions changed the nation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-11/judge-who-wrote-separate-not-
SC court reverses death sentence in torture case

...for Attorney General Alan Wilson said the court's action speaks for itself.In a dissenting opinion, Chief Justice Jean Toal wrote that every consideration must be made to ensure that capital cases are handled fairly."Defendants very clearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-16/sc-court-reverses-death-sente