Mon., May 13, 2013 11:00am
Records show that at least 1,800 criminal cases have been dismissed in a metro Atlanta county court since 2010 because police officers failed to show up in court despite being subpoenaed to testify. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the findings after its investigation of Fulton County Magistrate Court.
Wed., January 23, 2013 6:29pm
Georgia judges said the state doesn't invest enough money to make its judicial system operate effectively and efficiently. During budget hearings Justice Hugh Thompson of the Georgia Supreme Court said courts are struggling to keep up with their dockets.
Thu., July 26, 2012 12:12pm
Deal chose Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge William “Billy” Ray Jr. and lawyer Elizabeth “Lisa” Branch for the appeals court openings.
Thu., June 21, 2012 3:13pm
Southern Center for Human Rights announced it is suing three Georgia judges and two local sheriffs. It says the barred some defendant's loved ones from attending court proceedings.
Wed., November 16, 2011 3:56pm
A federal judge has denied bond for the four Georgia militia men accused of plotting terror attacks against government officials. U.S. Magistrate Susan Cole said Wednesday there was too much evidence that the men took "concrete action" to carry out attacks to release them.
Mon., September 5, 2011 12:00pm
Georgia is one of two study sites for a national research program to improve how children are represented in welfare systems around the nation. More than a hundred Georgia lawyers will participate. Half will continue representing children without change; the other half will test a best-practices model that asks them to learn more about the child’s life and be more proactive in their cases.
Tue., March 22, 2011 2:02pm
Lawyers for six parents have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state. The plaintiffs are in jail and can’t pay child support. The suit claims they should never have been jailed in the first place.
Wed., February 16, 2011 1:57pm
Chief Justice Carol Hunstein says it's time for Georgia to reform its tough criminal sentences. In her annual State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the state Legislature on Wednesday, Hunstein said many inmates clogging Georgia's prisons "are a greater threat to themselves than to society."
Fri., December 17, 2010 1:59pm
A federal appeals court is considering a challenge to a Georgia law that bans the immediate family of superintendents, principals and other school administrators from running for election to a local school board.
Wed., November 10, 2010 9:44am
A federal appeals court will rule on whether Georgia sets too strict a standard for deciding whether death penalty defendants are mentally retarded, meaning they cannot be executed.