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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

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss isn’t on Facebook or Twitter. But he does have an app for that.

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

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and other state officials named in a federal lawsuit that seeks to block the state's law cracking down on illegal immigration have asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

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.

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

A prominent ally to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is shifting his support to 2012 rival Tim Pawlenty.

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