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South Carolina chief judge: Magistrates need to work 40 hours, some aren’t working full days amid backlog – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-11-26 11:54:56 –

Columbia, South Carolina (AP) —The Supreme Court Justice of South Carolina tells a full-time security judge that he must work 40 hours a week or face disciplinary action.

Earlier this month, Judge Don Beatty ordered that he found that some security judges worked less than 40 hours a week, despite having full-time work and associated compensation. bottom.

Beatty’s order on November 8 states that the unprocessed proceedings of more than 270,000 pending proceedings in the state-wide Magistrates’ Court cannot be processed without a full-time response by the judge.

Beatty did not elect a justice of the peace or state who filed the complaint. The Magistrates’ Court is the lowest level of South Carolina court system.

South Carolina chief judge: Magistrates need to work 40 hours, some aren’t working full days amid backlog Source link South Carolina chief judge: Magistrates need to work 40 hours, some aren’t working full days amid backlog

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