Read our profile of Justice George Carley, who is serving his final term as a justice on the Georgia Supreme Court.
George Carley might have been about to die, but he wasn’t about to die out of uniform.
So before his wife rushed him to the hospital (he was having a heart attack), he asked her if she would she go back into the house and get his coat and tie.
Make no mistake about it, Carley, a justice on the Georgia Supreme Court, is quintessentially old school. He always wears a coat and tie. He also makes it a point never to address people by their first name. It’s always Mr. or Ms., followed by their last name.
Carley sticks out on the job, too.
When the other justices band together to order a new trial for a criminal defendant, or to declare a controversial law unconstitutional, for example, Carley is likely to be the lone dissenting voice.
Read Bill Rankin's profile on Page A1 of Tuesday's paper.