Wed., January 11, 2012 1:30am
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled an Atlanta man has not been denied his right to a speedy trial, even though it’s been more than six years since his first arrest. The court sided with investigators who said the case required a complex and time-consuming investigation, resulting in the delay.
Mon., November 21, 2011 7:06am
Georgia's highest court has sided with the national Episcopal Church in a property dispute with the oldest church in Georgia. The Georgia Supreme Court voted 6-to-1 to uphold a lower court's October 2009 ruling confirming the national Episcopal Church's claim to historic Christ Church in Savannah. The dispute arose after members of the local congregation decided in 2007 to leave the Episcopal Church, which they said was straying from Biblical teachings.
Mon., November 7, 2011 1:41am
A death penalty defendant who has been awaiting trial for a Gwinnett County killing since March 2005 is asking Georgia's top court to dismiss all charges for violations of his right to a speedy trial for the second time in less than two years. Georgia's top court will also consider a free-speech challenge to the state's law against assisted suicide brought by four members of a suicide group charged with helping a cancer-stricken man kill himself.
Thu., November 3, 2011 5:01am
Georgia's Supreme Court is set to review an appeal by four members of a suicide group charged with helping a cancer-stricken man kill himself. They argue that Georgia's statute on assisted suicide is unconstitutional because they say it violates their rights to free speech, equal protection and due process.
Wed., October 19, 2011 12:45pm
Georgia Supreme Court Justices say, they'll hear a case testing how much protection property owners have from claims stemming from attacks of wild animals. The case comes from the heirs of a woman eaten by an alligator in 2007 at The Landings. It's a private residential community on the marshes near Savannah.
Wed., October 5, 2011 7:45am
The Georgia Supreme Court Wednesday rejected a motion by prosecutors who want the execution of a convicted murderer to go forward. The court issued a unanimous decision dismissing the motion filed by prosecutors involving the execution of Marcus Ray Johnson.
Tue., October 4, 2011 7:33am
Presiding Justice George Carley will leave the Georgia Supreme Court in July 2012, handing Gov. Nathan Deal a chance to name a replacement to the state's highest court. The 73-year-old Carley said Tuesday he will step down July 17, after all cases from the court's January term have been decided. Whoever Deal appoints must run for election in 2014.
Sun., September 18, 2011 8:01pm
The scales of justice in the courts tilt more towards business than consumers. That’s the conclusion of new consumer advocate report. It reviewed the Georgia Supreme Court decisions last year. Many of the cases were medical malpractice lawsuits.
Tue., September 13, 2011 4:54am
Georgia's top court is requiring the city of Statesboro to pay the legal costs of residents who sued it for violating the state's Open Meetings Act. The unanimous opinion upholds a Bulloch County judge's ruling that found the Statesboro mayor and city council met outside the city' hall chambers to discuss the city's 2011 budget.
Tue., September 6, 2011 7:51am
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.