Tue., August 21, 2012 12:16pm
A three judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled [yesterday/Monday] that police in Georgia can investigate a suspect’s immigration status and take illegal immigrants to jail. But another court considering the case must also rule before the so-called “show me your papers” law goes into effect.
Tue., November 29, 2011 3:29am
A graduate school counseling student took her fight with Augusta State University to the federal appeals court in Atlanta, claiming that her First Amendment rights were violated when professors sought to punish her for her "biblical views" on gay rights.
Tue., November 22, 2011 12:17pm
A federal appeals court has ruled that death penalty defendants in Georgia will have to prove they are mentally disabled beyond a reasonable doubt to avoid execution, the most stringent legal standard in the nation. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Tuesday said it couldn't strike down the Georgia law because the U.S. Supreme Court empowered each state to create its own definition for the mentally disabled.
Mon., September 19, 2011 9:40am
Alabama is asking the US Supreme Court to take up the decades-long tri-state water dispute after a federal court in Atlanta decided not to rehear the case. The 11th District Court of Appeals gave Georgia a favorable ruling earlier this summer, saying Atlanta could tap it for its drinking water needs. Alabama and Florida filed for a rehearing and were denied.
Fri., August 12, 2011 3:09pm
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled against a portion of the Affordable Care Act. By a 2 to 1 ruling, judges struck down the mandate that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties. The judges ruled the mandate exceeded the government’s power to control interstate commerce.