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Across the region

...court says that the state's top prosecutor has the authority to investigate House Speaker Bobby Harrell. The state Supreme Court said in a unanimous ruling Wednesday that Attorney General Alan Wilson properly empaneled a state grand jury to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-09/across-region
Augusta man dies by lethal injection

...to stop his lungs and heart. He became Georgia's second death row inmate to die by lethal injection since the state Supreme Court outlawed the electric chair last month. The procedure was stalled for about 15 minutes because prison staffers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/07/met_324670.shtml
Harrell raises South Carolina judicial independence questions

COLUMBIA - South Car o lina's attorney general is preparing to argue Tuesday before the state Supreme Court why he ? and not a legislative ethics panel ? has the singular authority to investigate House Speaker Bobby Harrell.The justices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-21/harrell-raises-sc-judici
South Carolina Supreme Court mulls case that pits Attorney General Alan Wilson against House Speaker Harrell

...prosecutors had presented no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, attorneys for the Charleston Republican argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.In defense of their case, prosecutors said the fact that Attorney General Alan Wilson had asked state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-24/south-carolina-supreme-court-
SC Supreme Court: Public bodies don't need agendas

...regular meetings and can add to the list of items they plan to discuss or vote on any time during those meetings, the state Supreme Court has ruled.Open government advocates said Wednesday's ruling disrupts standard practices that have been followed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-20/sc-supreme-court-public-bodie
Georgia bar wants Georgia House speaker investigated

...Bar of Georgia has asked for an investigation into Re pub lican House Speaker David Ralston.A petition filed in state Supreme Court on Thursday accuses Ralston of questionable practices in a 2008 case involving Paul Chernak, a Cumming, Ga...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-26/georgia-bar-wants-house-speak
South Carolina Supreme Court won't revisit ruling requiring medical facility building program

...revisit its ruling on a program regulating the building or expansion of medical facilities.Late last month, the state Supreme Court denied the Department of Health and Environmental Control's request to rehear arguments over the Certificate of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-02/sc-supreme-court-wont-revisit-rulin
Georgia high court upholds murder conviction

...Avenue home.Lindsey, Terry Holmes and Theodore M. Allen were convicted of murder in Barnes' death, but the state Supreme Court reversed Lind sey's conviction. He was retried and acquitted.Investigators said they believed Lindsey wanted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-16/georgia-high-court-uph
SC court blocks Speaker ruling

...a judge's dismissal of an investigation into one of the state's top lawmakers while prosecutors appeal. The state Supreme Court said Thursday it would block the ruling by Circuit Judge Casey Manning earlier this month. The new order allows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-22/sc-court-blocks-speaker-ruli
Alan Wilson: Let case against Speaker Harrell continue during appeal

...the state's top prosecutor.In court papers released to the media Tuesday, Wilson said that he has asked the state Supreme Court to allow him to keep presenting corruption allegations to the State Grand Jury. He also wants the high court to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-20/alan-wilson-let-case-against-