X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Justice P. Harris Hines at his investiture as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia in January 2017. (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Justice P. Harris Hines at his investiture as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia in January 2017. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation on Oct. 10 presented the family of the late Chief Justice Harris Hines of the state Supreme Court its annual Weltner Freedom of Information Award.

Hines, who retired from the high court last year and died a couple of months later in a car accident, made key decisions protecting news organizations seeking access to public documents. The foundation noted that, as a judge on the Cobb County Superior Court, Hines ruled in favor of the Marietta Daily Journal when it was seeking records of a private, nonprofit hospital doing work on behalf of a governmental hospital authority. As a Supreme Court justice, Hines wrote the court’s unanimous opinion in Howard v. Sumter Free Press, which compelled the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office to comply with the Open Records Act.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Jonathan Ringel

Jonathan Ringel is managing editor of the Daily Report, the ALM newspaper in Atlanta. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @jonathanringel

More from this author

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

Elite Trial Lawyers 2021Event

The National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers recognizes U.S.-based law firms performing exemplary work on behalf of plaintiffs.

Get More Information
 

The American Lawyer Industry Awards 2021Event

Honoring outstanding legal achievements focused at the national level, largely around Big Law and in-house departments.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.