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.
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."
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.