March 25, 2017

A Black History Moment: The Honorable Ernest A. Finney, Jr.

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The Honorable Ernest A. Finney, South Carolina, Chief Supreme Court Justice

On this 2nd day of Black History month, we celebrate a fellow South Carolinian and anti-death penalty advocate, The Honorable Ernest A. Finney, Jr. Judge Finney was the first African American to serve as chief justice of the South Carolina supreme court.

As the state of Georgia stands ready to execute Mr. Brandon Jones tonight at 7:00pm. The state of Florida has an execution scheduled for next week and is involved in a really important legal case that could be a true game changer. Thus it seemed fitting to lift up Judge Finney for being a fierce anti-death penalty advocate on this day in particular.

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