The state's highest court will not to hear a challenge over the leadership of a historic civil rights group. The Georgia Supreme Court denied a request to hear the challenge brought by ousted board members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Assisting in another person's suicide would be become a felony crime in Georgia punishable by up to a decade in prison under legislation passed Tuesday by the Senate. The legislation responds to a state Supreme Court ruling in February that struck down a 1994 law banning people from publicly advertising suicide.
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that former Gov. Sonny Perdue did not have the authority to remove members of the Warren County school board two years ago. The state's highest court ruled Monday that Clara Roberts, Cecil Brown and Charles Culver should not have been ousted.
The Georgia Senate is debating a constitutional amendment to allow the state to create charter schools. If the constitutional amendment passes the full Senate Wednesday, it goes on the ballot in November for voters to decide.
Democratic lawmakers are offering a rival amendment meant to address a state Supreme Court ruling that left a cloud of legal uncertainty over some Georgia charter schools. It would allow the General Assembly to create special charter schools, but would ban state officials from taking money from existing public schools and giving that funding to new charter schools.
The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday in a case involving a woman found dead in a lagoon that was home to an eight-foot alligator in a subdivision near Savannah. The woman’s heirs claim The Landings Association should have taken steps to remove the gator.
Georgia lawmakers Tuesday filed a constitutional amendment to address a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that disbanded the state's charter school commission last year. The proposed amendment would give the state the power to create charter schools and would allow the state to move money from public school districts into charter schools.
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled an Atlanta man has not been denied his right to a speedy trial, even though it’s been more than six years since his first arrest. The court sided with investigators who said the case required a complex and time-consuming investigation, resulting in the delay.