Mon., March 7, 2011 5:18am
Georgia's top court has upheld a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before they cast ballots. The Georgia Supreme Court's 6-1 decision on Monday is the latest court ruling to conclude that the rules are constitutional. The decision found the 2006 law was a "minimal, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory restriction."
Mon., February 28, 2011 10:22am
Former state court judge Brooks Blitch III and former federal judge Jack Camp were among several judges who stained the image of the Georgia judiciary in recent years. The Georgia Supreme Court now has revoked Blitch's license to practice law and accepted Camp's voluntary surrender of his license.
Mon., January 24, 2011 11:44am
The Georgia Supreme Court says MCG Health has no claim to a $50,000 settlement awarded to an Augusta soldier who was injured in a car accident. The decision could affect the way hospitals in Georgia are able to collect on bills.
Mon., December 13, 2010 1:22pm
New DNA evidence is raising doubts about the case against a Georgia inmate sentenced to death after he was convicted of strangling three elderly women with their own stockings in the 1970s. Gary was scheduled to die in December 2009. But the Georgia Supreme Court halted the execution and ordered a judge to consider his request for DNA testing that wasn't available during his 1986 trial.
Tue., November 23, 2010 10:45am
Georgia's highest court has ruled that a criminal defendent has a right to an interpreter at trial if he or she doesn't speak good English. The 5-to-4 decision came in the case of a Mandarin speaker convicted of cruelty to children. Annie Ling will get a new trial because she doesn't speak English well and her lawyer didn't secure an interpreter.
Wed., October 27, 2010 10:03am
The incumbent is facing his first election since being appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue. His main challenger has mounted an aggressive campaign aimed squarely at the incumbent's integrity. His other challenger is nowhere to be found.
Tue., October 12, 2010 5:19am
Georgia's Supreme Court will hear challenges to the state's charter school law Tuesday. Seven public school districts are hoping to convince the Georgia Supreme Court that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob was wrong to rule in May that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission is constitutional and is not breaking any laws.