Wed., May 16, 2012 2:37pm
Lawrence "Rocky" Ford submitted his resignation on Tuesday. Documents filed by the Judicial Qualifications Commission said it began investigating Ford after it received complaints that the judge failed to follow appropriate criminal procedure.
Tue., March 27, 2012 1:38pm
A North Georgia judge is resigning amid an ethics investigation into whether she improperly sought to help a man who was convicted of methamphetamine trafficking.An order posted Tuesday by the Judicial Qualifications Commission says Enotah Superior Court Judge Lynn Alderman will resign on Friday.
Tue., November 22, 2011 5:17pm
A federal appeals court has ruled that death penalty defendants in Georgia will have to prove they are mentally disabled beyond a reasonable doubt to avoid execution, the most stringent legal standard in the nation. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Tuesday said it couldn't strike down the Georgia law because the U.S. Supreme Court empowered each state to create its own definition for the mentally disabled.
Tue., September 6, 2011 11:51am
The state Supreme Court has ordered that Catoosa County Magistrate Court Judge Anthony Peters be permanently removed from office. The court issued a unanimous opinion on Tuesday saying it agrees with the recommendation of the Judicial Qualifications Commission and ordered Peters removed from the bench and barred from ever holding judicial office in Georgia.
Thu., November 18, 2010 8:12am
An administrative judge will hear final arguments on an air permit for a coal plant in Washington County. Opponents of the plant say data in a test model was manipulated.
Fri., May 7, 2010 2:23pm
A Fulton County judge has ruled that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission
Wed., September 2, 2009 4:04pm
Georgia’s Supreme Court justices don’t have to furlough along with the othe
Tue., August 25, 2009 12:41pm
The federal investigation into how Georgia handles religious head coverings
Fri., July 17, 2009 3:22pm
Judge Gives State Three Years to Get Congressional Approval
Wed., July 15, 2009 5:17pm
The founder of a religious sect asks a federal judge to toss out his 135-ye