Wed., January 18, 2012 1:46pm
The Georgia Supreme Court is asking state lawmakers to fund a new clerk who would only work capital cases. Chief Justice Carol Hunstein on Wednesday urged lawmakers to approve the request for about $80,000 to hire a new capital case docket clerk for those cases.
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.
Wed., September 28, 2011 3:22pm
Georgia is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire health care overhaul. Attorney General Sam Olens said today the state filed an appeal of a portion of the ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. That decision struck down the provision that requires people to buy health insurance.
Wed., April 13, 2011 1:56pm
Lawmakers have just one day to sort out their differences over an illegal immigration reform measure.
Mon., January 24, 2011 4:45pm
Lawyers for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis have filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court. Davis was sentenced to die for the 1989 killing of Savannah policeman Marc MacPhail. His case has fueled criticism of the US justice system.
Tue., November 23, 2010 11:19am
The race for State Supreme Court, among other local and regional races, will be decided in a runoff election on November 30th. Lawrenceville attorney Tammy Adkins will challenge incumbent Justice David Nahmias in the runoff.
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.
Mon., August 16, 2010 3:18pm
The Supreme Court has upheld a $20,000 fine against a leader of the movement challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship. The high court on Monday refused to block a federal judge's October 2009 ruling that required California lawyer and dentist Orly Taitz to pay the $20,000 fine for filing a "frivolous" litigation. The judge said Taitz attempted to misuse the federal courts to push a political agenda.
Mon., June 21, 2010 9:06am
Georgia Students will now be able to attend high school online.
Wed., November 18, 2009 8:40am
There’s a new attorney in-place to handle Georgia’s appeal of a water rulin