Wed., April 3, 2013 7:43am
U.S. Supreme Court rulings in two same sex marriage cases might set the stage for a separate challenge to Georgia's state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and one expert thinks the legal dominoes from last week’s oral arguments could fall quickly.
Mon., March 18, 2013 9:08am
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday in a case about whether states can force people to prove their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote.
Tue., February 19, 2013 2:09pm
The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday in the fight over a hospital purchase in southwest Georgia. The court ruled unanimously that it violates antitrust laws for the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County to own both Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Palmyra Medical Center. The authority bought Palmyra in December 2011.
Thu., February 14, 2013 11:00am
A lawyer for a Georgia inmate set to be executed next week has filed a U.S. Supreme Court motion requesting a stay of execution. Attorneys for Warren Lee Hill, filed the motion Wednesday. Hill is set to be executed Feb. 19.
Fri., November 30, 2012 7:20am
U.S. Supreme Court justices meet Friday to decide if they will hear any of several cases involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages. What will the court’s action mean for Georgia’s state constitutional ban on gay marriage?
Mon., November 12, 2012 4:23pm
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule next year whether some states including Georgia still need federal oversight of how they conduct elections. The case concerns the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters by monitoring election map changes in some states.
Mon., October 8, 2012 1:36pm
On Wednesday the US Supreme Court will consider whether to ban colleges from using race as a qualifying factor in admission decisions. Two of Georgia’s research universities have different takes on the debate.
Fri., July 6, 2012 2:59pm
The state of Georgia said Friday its law targeting illegal immigration should be upheld in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on a similar law enacted by Arizona.
Fri., June 29, 2012 3:12pm
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Pres. Obama’s healthcare law is mobilizing Georgia Republicans. Fundraising and volunteer activity spiked on Thursday, and a new state poll shows the lead of GOP presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, is widening.
Wed., June 27, 2012 7:14pm
A federal appeals court is inviting those involved in lawsuits challenging immigration laws in Georgia and Alabama to submit briefs on the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta says lawyers have until July 6 to offer their interpretation of how Monday's immigration ruling affects the Georgia and Alabama cases.