Legal

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Maria Boynton
April 18, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is apparently working to produce documents that have been requested by federal prosecutors. It was January 2017 when I asked then-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed what, if any role, he played in the ongoing cash-for-contracts federal investigation, he told me "the role I...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:34 pm
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Immigrant rights advocates say a private company that runs a Georgia immigration detention center forces detainees to do manual labor for very little money in a scheme to maximize profits. Immigrant rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against CoreCivic Inc., which has...
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March 09, 2018 - 10:52 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a man set for execution next week are asking Georgia’s parole board to spare his life, arguing that newly discovered evidence raises doubts about their client’s guilt. Carlton Gary, who’s known as the “stocking strangler,” is scheduled to die March 15 by injection of the...
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Maria Boynton
March 05, 2018 - 10:34 pm
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state is among the top 11 states with the most deaths from prescription opioid overdose. Opioids are medicines used to help reduce pain. They also include the illegal drug heroin and fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid. Fulton County...
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March 05, 2018 - 8:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s highest court is instructing judges, lawyers and others to come up with a rule to prevent unnecessary delays in the criminal appeals process after seeing many cases that languished for 10 years or longer. The rare directive from the Georgia Supreme Court came Monday in an...
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February 23, 2018 - 12:22 pm
Federal prosecutors sentenced a penitentiary inmate to an extra year and six months in prison for working with his fiancée to run a taxi service for inmates and smuggle contraband. Deldrick D. Jackson was already serving a ten-year eight-month sentence for conspiring to distribute cocaine and...
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February 22, 2018 - 4:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Atlanta believe an unknown suspect randomly picked targets in separate shootings that injured two drivers, causing one of them to crash. Atlanta police Capt. Andrew Senzer tells news outlets the victims in the Thursday morning shooting don’t know each other, but both recall...
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February 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With Georgia having experienced a spike in both fatal crashes and auto insurance premiums, legislators advanced a proposal to make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving. By a non-unanimous voice vote, a House committee on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill by Rep. John Carson...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:58 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A proposal that would allow religious adoption agencies in Georgia to refuse to work with same-sex couples has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The contentious “religious liberties” bill passed the committee Tuesday by a vote of 5-2 and could soon face a vote before the full...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The governor and lawmakers have announced a proposal to slash income taxes in Georgia in response to federal tax changes passed in December. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday unveiled what he called one of the largest income tax reforms in Georgia’s history. The governor’s...
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