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...a motion asking the judge to dismiss Reinaldo Rivera's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. An order by the Georgia Supreme Court to conduct a mental evaluation of serial killer Reinaldo Rivera is under review. Don't Miss Developments...

Convicted killer wins some relief in prison term

...man's prison term, but he won't be leaving jail anytime soon, if ever.In an opinion released Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Joseph A. Thomas was fairly tried and convicted of murder, and multiple counts of aggravated assault and...

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

The Georgia Supreme Court has denied a request by Select Specialty Hospital to further appeal the rights of an Augusta woman to sue the hospital where she...

Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments over judges filing briefs

...contract with probation-monitoring companies argued Monday that they should have been able to weigh in when the Georgia Supreme Court ruled last year on whether those companies are allowed under state law. A commission that oversees judges had...

Undocumented immigrants want in-state tuition

An attorney for 39 undocumented immigrants told the Georgia Supreme Court Friday that there must be a way for them to challenge a rule of the Board of Regents that requires them to pay out-of-state...

Georgia Supreme Court hears Augusta gun-permit appeal

ATLANTA - GeorgiaCarry.org brought its case to the state's highest court Monday over an Augusta judge it says refuses to issue temporary concealed-weapon permits.

Richmond County murder conviction reversed on appeal

A failure to clearly establish an Augusta homicide victim was killed in Richmond County led the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse a murder conviction.In an opinion released Monday, the state's highest court ruled Demetric Twitty's conviction...

Legal lines drawn over judges' filing in probation suit

...controversy has sparked a secondary battle before the Georgia Supreme Court.The Council of State Court Judges and the state's...dismiss the case.The motion, filed by former Georgia Supreme Court Jus tice Norman S. Fletcher, contends that the...

Tax commissioner prevails in state's highest court

...office employee who claimed she was laid off due to the color of her skin lost her appeal this week before the Georgia Supreme Court.Nancy Mims Cochran's job as director of motor vehicles was one of 10 positions Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick...

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

ATLANTA ? A case of a teacher's aide who traded nude emails with a student was spinning heads Tuesday in the Georgia Supreme Court.The former Oconee County teacher's aide, Jeremy Wetzel, has already served his time in prison, and the...