Mon., February 9, 2015 3:30pm
Alabama became the 37th state to recognize same-sex marriage Monday, despite its chief justice saying that probate courts should not follow federal rulings on the issue.
Mon., August 12, 2013 2:53pm
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Monday urged state lawmakers gathered for a convention in Atlanta to help improve civics education in their states' schools as a way to reduce the politicization of the country's courts. O'Connor spoke at an annual gathering of state lawmakers from around the country organized by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Mon., May 13, 2013 7:00am
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 1:29pm
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.
Wed., November 16, 2011 10:56am
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 8:00am
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.