The youngest judge in history has been appointed to the bench in South Carolina. Jasmine Twitty is just 25 years old and now serves the city of Easley, population ~20k (2010 census). Twitty graduated from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. And yes, this is the same South Carolina where a racist gunned down nine parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church back in June.
“The court has jurisdiction of cases that occur within the municipality. Judges issue arrest, search and bench warrants, conduct bond hearings, preside over preliminary hearings, bench and jury trials. Penalties for summary court offenses generally carry penalties of 30 days or a fine up to $500.00 or both, in addition to assessments mandated by legislature.”
I expect we’ll hear more about Judge Twitty and Easley’s outgoing mayor, Larry D. Bagwell, in the coming months.