Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after the arrival of the Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts to South Carolina.
Roberts will visit the University of South Carolina School of Law and the Charleston School of Law. Graham invited Chief Justice Roberts to the law schools and will accompany him throughout the trip.
“Chief Justice Roberts possesses the best qualities one could hope for in a judge. He has a keen intellect, relies on sound judgment and possesses a fair disposition. I’m honored he would take time out of his busy schedule to visit our law schools and interact with faculty and students.
“From my travels throughout the world one thing that is crystal clear to me is that nations with viable, competent and just legal systems are blessed with stability and opportunity. Unfortunately, in many areas of the world, the rule of law is non-existent. The rule of the gun controls society and the result is chaos and a lack of hope.
“This visit by the Chief Justice of the United States will long be remembered by the South Carolina legal community. It recognizes our state’s efforts, both at USC and the Charleston School of Law, to train future lawyers and judges for our state and nation.”