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...

Supporters try to reinforce SC's Freedom of Information Act

...again this year to strengthen the law and respond to state Supreme Court decisions that appeared to eliminate requirements...backing three bills. Two of them are in response to a state Supreme Court decision that said public bodies don't have to create...

S.C. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Project Jackson appeal

...Jackson development could threaten the planned opening of a new ballpark for the Augusta GreenJackets next year.The state Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for the May term, according to the clerk of court's office. The decision was made...

Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...compensation, such as year-end bonuses.Separately, legislators are considering granting $12,000 pay increases for state Supreme Court and Appeals Court judges, pushing them to $179,000 per year. Pending proposals also would give increases at...

Georgia justice reforms working, report says

...misdemeanors, which is mostly done by private companies. News stories, a state audit and a lawsuit that reached the state Supreme Court have all been critical of the current system.The first job is to require transparency."Contracts between private...

South Carolina justices order company to pay state $136 million over deceptive marketing

...highest court ruled this week, upholding penalties against the company but reducing the amount.The decision by the state Supreme Court more than halved the original penalties levied against Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. by a Spartanburg County jury...

Landmark S.C. Supreme Court case affects Aiken murder pleas

...Indigent Defense, which represented Carter, said lawyers are aware of Belcher's success and widely cite the state Supreme Court ruling in cases of self-defense and criminal negligence to make crimes seem less heinous.Though none of the...

Man seeks access to his GBI file

...he said.The GBI refused to release the information because they said the investigation hadn't concluded.The state Supreme Court is expected to issue an opinion on Evans' case later this year. If he wins, it could force open secret investigative...

Execution scheduled for man convicted of killing deputy

...court judge threw out both on grounds that his trial lawyer failed to present complete mental health defenses. The state Supreme Court found that his trial counsel did an adequate job of presenting the defense.

New renderings of proposed GreenJackets stadium released

...issue bonds to begin construction this month to get the stadium ready for the 2016 season, North Augusta asked the state Supreme Court to take up the suit, bypassing a state appellate court. The court agreed to hear the case, but hasn't set a...