Mon., February 6, 2012 7:38pm
The Georgia Supreme Court overturned the state's assisted-suicide law [Monday]. The Georgia legislation banned publicizing end-of-life services. The justices say, that violates free speech.
Mon., November 21, 2011 12:06pm
Georgia's highest court has sided with the national Episcopal Church in a property dispute with the oldest church in Georgia. The Georgia Supreme Court voted 6-to-1 to uphold a lower court's October 2009 ruling confirming the national Episcopal Church's claim to historic Christ Church in Savannah. The dispute arose after members of the local congregation decided in 2007 to leave the Episcopal Church, which they said was straying from Biblical teachings.
Thu., November 3, 2011 9:01am
Georgia's Supreme Court is set to review an appeal by four members of a suicide group charged with helping a cancer-stricken man kill himself. They argue that Georgia's statute on assisted suicide is unconstitutional because they say it violates their rights to free speech, equal protection and due process.
Wed., October 19, 2011 4:45pm
Georgia Supreme Court Justices say, they'll hear a case testing how much protection property owners have from claims stemming from attacks of wild animals. The case comes from the heirs of a woman eaten by an alligator in 2007 at The Landings. It's a private residential community on the marshes near Savannah.
Thu., March 31, 2011 2:00pm
Georgia Supreme Court Justices are putting off a decision in one of their most high-profile cases. Court-watchers say the delay in the charter school commission case is highly unusual but doesn't hint as to how the court will decide. The case will settle the hot question of who has final authority to approve charter schools in Georgia.
Mon., February 28, 2011 3:22pm
Former state court judge Brooks Blitch III and former federal judge Jack Camp were among several judges who stained the image of the Georgia judiciary in recent years. The Georgia Supreme Court now has revoked Blitch's license to practice law and accepted Camp's voluntary surrender of his license.
Tue., November 23, 2010 3:45pm
Georgia's highest court has ruled that a criminal defendent has a right to an interpreter at trial if he or she doesn't speak good English. The 5-to-4 decision came in the case of a Mandarin speaker convicted of cruelty to children. Annie Ling will get a new trial because she doesn't speak English well and her lawyer didn't secure an interpreter.
Wed., October 27, 2010 2:03pm
The incumbent is facing his first election since being appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue. His main challenger has mounted an aggressive campaign aimed squarely at the incumbent's integrity. His other challenger is nowhere to be found.
Thu., June 3, 2010 6:16pm
The state Supreme Court is bypassing a law that raises some court fees.
Fri., April 2, 2010 3:19pm
The Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission says Twiggs County Probate J