The way is again clear for Andrew Allen Cook to die Thursday evening. Lawyers for the man convicted of killing two Mercer University students in 1995 had won a temporary stay of execution Wednesday from the Georgia Court of Appeals, but on Thursday afternoon the Georgia Supreme Court lifted the stay.
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.
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein will give her fourth and final State of the Judiciary Address Thursday morning. A major highlight of her speech will be juvenile justice reform, a main point of concern for the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform, on which Hunstein serves.
Georgia's highest court has declined to reconsider a family's claim that a homeowners association should be held liable for the death of an 83-year-old woman whose partially eaten body was found in a lagoon frequented by an alligator.
Gov. Nathan Deal is set to swear in the newest justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia Thursday. Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Keith Blackwell will take his oath in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.
Seven people have been recommended to Gov. Nathan Deal to fill a seat on the Supreme Court of Georgia that is expected to become open this summer. The finalists include five lower court judges and two lawyers.