Georgians face health insurance spike

...Custer said. "Georgia's may be higher than other states." Legal situation unclear Uncertainty over an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling also looms over the insurance market.Subsidies allow customers in the insurance exchanges to pay less...

Expert concerned over community care for mentally ill, disabled in Georgia

Dr. Richard Elliott is now concerned that a U.S. Supreme Court decision that helped gain access to community treatment for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled is not working as well as it should.

The limits of power

...a lawless frontier where convention is subject only to the whim of man.How quaint is this: In the 1990s, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress couldn't even voluntarily delegate the power of line-item veto to the president. Yet now...

Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

A constitutional can of worms

...freedom of expression?All those are valid "what's next" questions, considering the possibility in June that the U.S. Supreme Court will make same-sex marriage the law of the land.Recently the high court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges...

Ga. attorney general won't fight Supreme Court ruling if it allows gay marriage

ATLANTA ? Georgia's top lawyer said Wednesday that he would not fight if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in June that gay marriage is a right and that state bans are unconstitutional.Attorney General Sam Olens was responding...

RFRA hysteria needless

...version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law by President Clinton in 1993. Since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the RFRA applied only to the federal government, states have passed their own versions. A number...

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.

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...