Convicted killer wins some relief in prison term

...convicted of murder, and multiple counts of aggravated assault and armed robbery and weapon charges.But the state's highest court ruled that the five aggravated assault convictions should have merged with the attempted armed robbery and armed robbery...

Judge to hear Kinder Morgan pipeline appeal

...process and reconsider his decision. Usually judges don't say how they're going to rule until they issue a written decision some weeks after a hearing.However she rules, it's likely that the case will be appealed to a higher court.

Confronting discrimination head-on

...exclusion, which had been specifically prohibited by the high court a year earlier in Batson v. Kentucky.We don't see...the jury likely was not decisive. And, in fact, the high court might not even go so far as to weigh the merits of the...

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. The gun-owner-rights group filed...

Richmond County murder conviction reversed on appeal

...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 could not stand.A Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted Twitty, 40...

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

...prospective jurors is a form of racial discrimination in violation of Foster's constitutional rights under a test the high court laid out in 1986.Georgia courts have consistently rejected Foster's claims of discrimination, even after his lawyers...

Developer ordered to pay Project Jackson critic

...for 18 months, with the case winding its way through the appeals courts and to the South Carolina Supreme Court. The high court sided with the city in June by validating the ordinance being used to finance a planned baseball stadium associated with...

Legislature to ask state's high court to withdraw deadlines on education funding case

...follow its own path.The chambers' leaders call the high court's Feb. 1 deadline for issuing a plan impossible and...the districts' response, then submit a report to the high court by March 15.Lucas said that suggests justices didn't...

Legal lines drawn over judges' filing in probation suit

...mission have engaged in a war of words laid out in briefs submitted to the high court over an issue that first arose in the civil rights lawsuits filed against...date of Nov. 2 has been set for oral arguments before the state's highest court.

French data privacy regulator rejects Google appeal

...Google had accused the watchdog of doing.Its latest order came in response to the May 2014 ruling from Europe's highest court that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. It is up to the data privacy...