Stalled 'religious freedom' measure's opponents, supporters ramp up pressure with days left

...discrimination. National gay rights organizations have said the widespread introduction of such bills is tied to the U.S. Supreme Court's preparations for a decision on gay marriage.The Georgia bill would forbid government from infringing on a...

Gracewood parents brace for move out

...government sued over the conditions in the state hospitals, part of a larger and more aggressive effort to enforce the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision. The settlement agreement required the state to move out 150 developmentally disabled patients...

Supreme Court ruling fuels push for community care

...of the Georgia Department of Human Resources under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in their favor in June 1999. In what became known as the Olmstead decision, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

With voters like these

That betrays a gross and fundamental misconception of the foundation of this nation - which is, in one word, liberty.

Bill to allow secrecy for execution drug sellers in South Carolina dies in Senate committee

...problems obtaining execution drugs. But some of those laws have been challenged in court. Also, next month the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case from Oklahoma about whether the three drugs it uses to kill inmates violate the U.S. Constitution's...

Right intent, wrong bill

...General Assembly."Georgia is not the only state to seek state-level religious freedom legislation since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that the federal "compelling interest" test could not be applied in state cases. Nineteen states...

Care act unaffordable

Obamacare is approaching yet another legal crossroads, as the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing the King v. Burwell case. The central question before the nine justices concerns the legality of sending federal subsidies...

Flawed government best

...specifies the role of each branch.The final authority relating to the constitutionality of laws rests solely with the U.S. Supreme Court, which currently consists of nine justices who are nominated by the president with consent by the Senate. All...

Georgia nearly doubles previous ACA enrollment

...she said.The subsidies are being challenged in those 37 states by the King v. Burwell case being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court . The plaintiffs contend the law intended subsidies to be only distributed through state-based exchanges, which...

Former Georgia Sen. Charles Walker says he'll be active in politics, but won't run 'at this time'

After eight years in federal prison, a near-fatal car wreck and months of keeping a low profile, Charles Walker is back in the public eye and telling his story.