Tag Archives: Harris Hines

Political Notes — DeVos squeaks through with help of Isakson, Perdue

With the votes of Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, Betsy DeVos is confirmed as education secretary . . .

Tags: Betsy DeVos , David Perdue , Dispute Resolution Commission , Harris Hines , Johnny Isakson , Nathan Deal

Chief Justice Hines urges reduction in the ranks of probationers

Chief Justice Harris Hines calls attention to the fact that Georgia has a higher percentage of its population on probation than any other state . . .

Tags: Harris Hines , State of the Judiciary speech

Political Notes — Cagle names members of post-Obamacare panel

Four senators are appointed to a special commission that will try to deal with the fallout from the repeal of Obamacare . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , Casey Cagle , Harold Melton , Harris Hines

Hines elected chief justice of Ga. Supreme Court

Georgia Supreme Court justices unanimously elect Harris Hines as the new chief justice, to take office in January when Hugh Thompson retires . . .

Tags: Georgia Supreme Court , Harris Hines

Thompson to retire from Supreme Court in January

Chief Justice Hugh Thompson announces he will step down from the Georgia Supreme Court, passing along the chief justice’s position to Harris Hines . . .

Tags: Georgia Supreme Court , Harris Hines , Hugh Thompson

Thompson will replace Hunstein as Supreme Court’s chief justice

The chief justice position on the Georgia Supreme Court rotates to Justice Hugh Thompson effective Aug. 15; Justice P. Harris Hines will become presiding justice . . .

Tags: Carol Hunstein , Georgia Supreme Court , Harris Hines , Hugh Thompson