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Federal criminal justice reform task force speaks with leaders of Georgia reform initiative

...final report in January.In the public round table meeting at the Georgia Capitol, task force members heard from Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs and State Bar of Georgia director of governmental affairs Thomas Worthy, co-chairmen of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-08/federal-criminal-justice-refo
Rape victim's lawsuit against Select Specialty Hospital back on track

...sue the hospital where she was raped by a nursing assistant.The hospital wanted to challenge a decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals that sided with the plaintiff concerning evidence of a series of sexual assaults at the hospital leading up the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-09/rape-victims-lawsuit-a
Portrait of Augusta legal icon John H. Ruffin Jr. unveiled at courthouse

...practice in 1961. He served on the Superior Court bench until 1994 when he was chosen to 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-06/portrait-augusta-legal
Rape victim's lawsuit against hospital revived

...the hospital where she was raped by a nursing assistant can proceed to trial because of a recent decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals.The lawsuit against Select Specialty Hospital had been thrown out of Rich mond Coun ty State Court, but the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-15/rape-victims-lawsuit-a
Georgia agriculture commissioner can set Vidalia onion packing date, court rules

...commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday in a dispute between Agriculture Commis sioner Gary Black and Bland Farms, a major grower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-06/georgia-agriculture-commis
Business news

...after a Jeep Grand Cherokee he was riding in was hit from behind and burst into flames.The Jeep's gas tank was mounted behind the rear axle, leaving it vulnerable in a rear crash.The case now heads to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-11/business-news
Retrial underway in 2009 hospital attack

...this week in Richmond County Superior Court.Roger Bettis, 34, was granted a new trial in July 2014 when the Georgia Court of Appeals agreed that he should have been allowed to represent himself if he still wanted to after being fully informed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-03/retrial-underway-2009-
Augustan sits on Georgia Supreme Court bench for case

...first Asian-American state appellate judge in the Southeast, when appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2013 to the Georgia Court of Appeals. And when elected to that seat in 2014, she became the first Asian-American to be elected to a statewide Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-13/augustan-sits-georgia-
Can KKK 'adopt a highway'? State of Georgia says no; appellate court considers the issue

...viewpoint-based discrimination" is not allowed under the Georgia Constitution.The state appealed, and the Georgia Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Thursday. The judges made it clear that they are interested in hearing arguments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-09/can-kkk-adopt-highway-state-georgia
Man granted request to represent himself at trial

...guilty to all charges.Bettis was originally tried and convicted of all charges in October 2010. However, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the conviction in July, finding the judge did not follow the proper procedure to determine if Bettis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-28/man-granted-request-re