Confronting discrimination head-on

The case does highlight the difficulty of confronting historic racial discrimination and bias in the courts.

Even after 100 years, town debates what to do with memories of lynching

...Conley, a rare case of a black man's word used against a white defendant.Frank's lawyers appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a climate of anti-Semitism had resulted in an unfair trial. The court upheld the verdict, 7-2...

Eminently disagreeable

...another party ? if the receiving party thinks it can make more money from that property.It was a disgrace when the U.S. Supreme Court gave its imprimatur to that practice in Kelo v. City of New London in 2005, and it's more of a disgrace now...

Paine College's rich history is a monument to pioneering racial relations

...and an adviser to presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman.Paine produced the chief plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case that outlawed gerrymandering in the United States; an international secretary of the YMCA; the first African-American...

Chief Justice John Roberts unleashes Orwellian rhetoric in his decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court opened its new session Monday, prepared to take on several controversial cases.Earlier this year, the court resolved two thorny...

Oppose gay marriage

This same-sex marriage decision amounts to tyranny. It's time to choose up sides.

Witnesses, visitors recount Georgia's only female death row inmate's final moments

...Paroles voted earlier in the afternoon to reconsider an earlier denial of clemency.Three times on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Gissendaner a stay of execution.She is the first woman put to death by the state in 70 years. She was...

Things to know about the upcoming execution in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia is preparing to execute the lone woman on the state's death row.

Georgia, Augusta area missing out on Medicaid, group says

...to 11 a.m. at the main Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair St.Because of a quirk that stemmed from a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision, about 300,000 people in Georgia do not qualify for coverage under Medicaid and do not qualify for subsidies...

Local Muslim leader calls Carson's statements 'un-American'

Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, of the Islamic Society of Augusta, joins a growing list of Muslims and other leaders taking presidential candidate Ben Carson to task on his statements.