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...

Ga. teacher's aide nude e-mail ends up in court

...whether he was charged correctly with a crime or merely with what the jury determined to be inappropriate behavior. Georgia courts require an actual crime be listed before there can be a valid conviction."In order for there to be a crime, the...

Rape victim's lawsuit against Select Specialty Hospital back on track

...to 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...

Portrait of Augusta legal icon John H. Ruffin Jr. unveiled at courthouse

...his 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...

Supreme Court troubled by Ga. juror case

...in her 30s. He was 18 or 19," Alito dryly said. Georgia courts have consistently rejected Foster's claims of discrimination...having to pick one of the black jurors." Still, Georgia courts were not persuaded. The argument featured no discussion...

Supreme Court to review all-white jury in Georgia murder trial

...rights under a test the high court laid out in 1986.Georgia courts have consistently rejected Foster's claims of discrimination...having to pick one of the black jurors."Still, Georgia courts were not persuaded.Eddie Hood was "B#1" in the...

SC now pushing back on proposed Palmetto Pipeline

As the would-be builders of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline fight for survival in a Georgia court, South Carolina's top legal office has signaled the project may face unexpected hurdles there. An attorney general's opinion...

Georgia agriculture commissioner can set Vidalia onion packing date, court rules

...agriculture 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...

Rape victim's lawsuit against hospital revived

...against 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...

Business news

...fire caseDETROIT - Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday it is appealing a Georgia court's order to pay $40 million to the family of a child who died...leaving it vulnerable in a rear crash.The case now heads to the Georgia Court of Appeals.