The 2-Term Rule does not apply to Georgia court misconduct decisions

2-term rule does not apply to Georgia court misconduct verdicts | daily report

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Suspended Chief Justice Gerald W. Johnson of Habersham County Magistrates Court. Free photo Suspended Chief Justice Gerald W. Johnson of Habersham County Magistrates Court. (Photo courtesy)


“The court does its best to deal with each matter in a timely manner, but the two-term rule does not apply to disciplinary matters,” said Kathleen Joyner, public relations officer for the Supreme Court.

Jun 08, 2023 @ 2:36pm

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Cedra Mayfield


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  • Investigations continue into judicial misconduct of the Georgia judge, who resigned after pointing the gun at law enforcement.
  • Six months after the Judicial Qualifications Commission of Georgia recommended removing Habersham County Chief Justice Gerald Johnson from office, the Georgia Supreme Court has not issued a sanctions order.
  • The Supreme Court explains it

In January, after a drunk Georgia judge pointed a gun at police during a state dispute, the state Department of Justice recommended the removal of Habersham County Chief Justice Gerald W. Johnson from office.

Five months later, the Georgia Supreme Court is still yet to rule on the sanctions recommendation from the Judicial Qualifications Commission of Georgia.

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