Thu., August 9, 2012 8:32am
Georgia's attorney general will address participants at the upcoming Republican National Convention. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Attorney General Sam Olens was among the few high-profile political figures in the state to endorse Mitt Romney in the presidential primary, when many other Republicans lined up behind former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Tue., July 3, 2012 2:42pm
The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections has scheduled an execution for a man convicted in the 1990 killing of a fellow inmate. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on Tuesday announced that the execution of Warren Lee Hill has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 18.
Mon., December 26, 2011 12:44pm
Georgia's Attorney General, he's ready to go to court over Georgia's redistricting maps. Democrats promise to fight the maps pre-approved Friday by the Obama administration. Black and Latino lawmakers say, the new boundaries dilute their voting strength. Olens says, he can prove the opposite in court.
Thu., July 21, 2011 4:45am
The attorney general's office is seeking to halt the video recording of a Georgia execution scheduled for Thursday. State prosecutors are asking a state judge in Butts County for permission to appeal her ruling allowing the video recording to the Georgia Supreme Court. The state's top court on Wednesday had let the lower court's ruling stand, citing a procedural error by the state.
Fri., May 27, 2011 3:51am
The state and a handful of charter schools are asking the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling overturning part of the state's charter school law. Attorney General Sam Olens filed a request Thursday on behalf of Georgia Charter Schools Commission.
Thu., May 5, 2011 1:24pm
Savannah City Council got a lesson in open government from Georgia's top prosecutor. State Attorney General Sam Olens says, he doesn't want to take elected officials to court, but violations of Georgia's sunshine laws are occurring far too frequently. He was in Savannah because the council violated the law three times.
Tue., April 19, 2011 11:00am
A member of Savannah City Council says, she didn't receive special treatment when fellow council members paid her $50,000 for flood damage to her home. Many Savannah residents have filed claims against the city in recent years -- saying when it rains, the city's drains don't work and their homes get flooded. But many of council member Mary Osborne's claims fell outside a legal time limit.
Tue., April 5, 2011 12:00pm
The state Attorney General's office says, members of Savannah City Council broke the law three times when they met to discuss hiring a new city manager. The office says, the violations occurred when the council met behind closed doors. In one meeting, council members broke up into teams to interview potential candidates for the city manager position.