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11 Countries Fight Immigration Law

Mexico and 10 other countries have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare Georgia's new immigration law unconstitutional and to block it from being enforced. The lawsuit was filed two weeks ago by civil liberties groups.

Chambliss Unveils iPhone App

Starting Wednesday, you can download an app for your iPhone, iPod or iPad to connect with U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). It features his latest videos, photos and news.

Charter Schools Could Be Part of Special Session

Georgia lawmakers will return to the state Capitol this summer for a special session to re-draw legislative maps. But there are also other potential agenda items.

More Counties Report Immigration Data

Four more Georgia counties have begun sharing biometric information with federal immigration authorities to help identify criminal immigrants.

State Wants Immigration Challenge Tossed

The state on Tuesday filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed earlier this month by civil liberties groups. The civil liberties groups want a judge to declare Georgia's law unconstitutional and also to block it from being enforced.

Top Officials Leave Ethics Agency

The top two people in charge at the state’s ethics agency are on their way out. The board of the state ethics commission says it’s restructuring to save money. Critics say it’s the latest move to dis-empower the commission.

State Denies Execution Clemency

The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah. Roy Willard Blankenship would be the first person put to death in Georgia using a new three-drug execution combination.

Immigrants Struggle To Understand Law

Latino organizations are holding meetings with immigrants about a new state law that targets illegal immigration. The groups are trying to allay some immigrants’ fears, and sort out fact from fiction.

Resentment Returns With Redistricting

Lawmakers will be gathering in August for a special session to re-draw legislative maps. High attendance at recent public hearings suggests voters are watching the process closely. Indeed, some Georgians are still simmering over how districts were drawn in the past.

Perdue Defects To Pawlenty Campaign

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he's joining the leadership team for the presidential campaign of Tim Pawlenty. Perdue had been a national co-chairman for fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich. Meanwhile, Gingrich said he’s staying in the race despite a mass exodus of his top campaign staffers.

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