Mon., September 10, 2012 12:48pm
A federal judge says the Navy can build a $100 million offshore training range for submarine warfare despite environmentalists' concerns that it would threaten endangered right whales. A US District Judge ruled the Navy took a "hard look" before concluding risks to whales would be minimal off the coast of southern Georgia and northern Florida.
Tue., July 3, 2012 3:17pm
A controversial law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests is on hold. Attorneys planning to file a lawsuit against the measure are eagerly awaiting the rules.
Tue., April 10, 2012 4:17pm
Two Georgia men accused of plotting terror attacks on government employees and civilians have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in federal court. The men were arrested after months of surveillance by an undercover informant.
Tue., April 3, 2012 8:00am
Officials from seven Georgia counties served by a federal courthouse in Dublin have signed a joint resolution in an effort to keep the facility open. The city’s court facility is one of 60 around the country and five in Georgia the Justice Department is considering for closure.
Fri., March 23, 2012 10:39am
The federal government is considering closing up to 60 court sites across the country as part of an effort to cut costs, and the list includes five courthouses in Athens, Dublin, Statesboro, Waycross and Valdosta.
Wed., July 6, 2011 8:55am
The state attorney general's office says the state has filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's ruling that blocked parts of the Georgia law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect. The official appeal has not yet been filed with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 11th Circuit filing will include a brief that will lay out the state's objections to the ruling.
Mon., November 29, 2010 9:47am
Amy Totenberg was nominated by President Obama for the Federal Court in Atlanta, if voted in she will fill one of four seats on the U.S. District Court in Atlanta
Thu., July 8, 2010 5:45pm
A coalition of civil right groups are now joining the U.S. Justice Department as defendants in a lawsuit brought on by the state of Georgia over a voter verification process.
Fri., June 18, 2010 2:10pm
The Georgia man allegedly caught with explosives at Fort Gordon near Augusta has been charged in federal court.
Tue., December 15, 2009 10:29am
Two Georgia men have been sentenced to a combined 30 years in federal priso