Beatty Wins S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Post

Justice Don Beatty is elected South Carolina Supreme Court chief justice during a joint session of the Legislature on Wednesday.

The S.C. General Assembly on Wednesday unanimously elected Donald Beatty to be chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

Beatty, 64, the five-person high court’s senior associate justice, was the only person running for the Supreme Court’s top job, which pays $151,317.