Extra Credit #1: GA’s State of the Judiciary Address

Justice Hugh Thompson

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EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT #1

Georgia’s annual “State of the Judiciary Address” took place last February at the State Capitol.  Footage of the event is available online at http://www.gpb.org/lawmakers/2014/day-17-state-of-the-judiciary, courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting.   (The video is titled State of the Judiciary).

For this extra credit assignment, please compose a one page (or more), single-spaced write-up of the judiciary address.  Please be sure to include 1) information about the purpose of the event, history of the event, and details about the speaker; 2) what you learned or insight gained about the Georgia Judiciary, based on this address; and 3) how do the issues relayed in this annual address relate to what we are studying in Communication Law & Regulation class?

Due Date:  Please submit this extra credit assignment to me, via D2L, no later than the start of our last class.  Early submissions are fine.  Late papers will not be accepted.