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Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments over judges filing briefs

...As sem bly has already revised the law, the Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about the issue of briefs. Former Chief Justice Nor man Fletcher, who represented the qualifications commission, said having judges file briefs about cases makes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-02/georgia-supreme-court-
Chief Justice John Roberts unleashes Orwellian rhetoric in his decisions

...white). The statement, on an "exchange established by a state" is clear, precise and a model of clarity. But Chief Justice John Roberts, who authored the majority view, says no. The drafter's of Obamacare must have intended to add "or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-10-10/chief-justice-jo
Jindal, Graham win undercard debate

...is regardless of whether the individual justice is liberal or conservative.Therefore, it does not matter whether Chief Justice John Roberts ruled "conservatively" in all his decisions. That is not his job. His job is to interpret the Constitution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-09-18/jindal-graham-wi
Know Civil War's cause

...as three-fifths of a person, while "free persons" counted as "a whole."When the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Roger B. Taney handed down the decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford (March 6, 1857) that the federal government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-09-04/know-civil-wars-
Portrait of Augusta legal icon John H. Ruffin Jr. unveiled at courthouse

...fill an opening on the Georgia Court of Appeals, and he became the first African-American to serve as the court's chief justice in 2005.Ruffin filed the lawsuits that led to the desegregation of schools in Richmond and Burke counties. In a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-06/portrait-augusta-legal
Legislature to ask state's high court to withdraw deadlines on education funding case

...President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman have already railed against the timeline in a letter that was hand-delivered to Chief Justice Jean Toal."An arbitrary timeline set by a court under an unconstitutional directive will not deter us," they wrote...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-19/legislature-ask-states-high-court-w
Overtime

...aside as committee president and chairman of the Canadian Olympic Foundation. The committee had retained a former chief justice of the Quebec Superior Court to investigate the initial complaint. TennisVenus Williams wins 47th titleIn Wuhan, China...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-10-03/overtime
Georgia executes woman convicted in husband's death; 1st woman executed in state in 70 years

...In the request for reconsideration, Gissendaner's lawyers cited a statement from former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman Fletcher, who argued Gissendaner's death sentence is not proportionate to her role in the crime. Her lover...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-29/execution-nears-only-w
Decide on citizenship

...their baby.In 1898 the Supreme Court changed the rules of citizenship. The second condition no longer applied. Chief Justice Melville Fuller dissented that birthright citizenship had been repealed by the principles of the American Revolution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-27/decide-citizenship
A ruinous ruling

...argument that the law's goal was to cover all Americans, and that a strict interpretation would, in the words of Chief Justice John Roberts, "destabilize" insurance markets and create a "death spiral" for the president's signature legislative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-26/ruinous-ruling