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Donors then receive dollar-for-dollar income tax exemptions. In a unanimous opinion published Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the taxpayers failed to demonstrate injury to their rights and had no standing to bring the constitutional challenge.
BSIP/NewscomThe Georgia Supreme Court on Monday will hear oral arguments in a case challenging state regulations that limit access to essential health care for women and babies.
Follow The Story. Get Georgia politics updates delivered to your inbox. By providing my email address, I agree to receive messages related to this story and agree to the Privacy Policy · Opinion: Georgia's Supreme Court swats anti-school choice arguments.
Fulton County's district attorney is appealing a ruling that threw out charges against two Marietta attorneys and their client for their roles in allegedly videotaping a sexual encounter between the client and a former Waffle House CEO.
Georgia's Certificate of Need law restricts competition in the health-care industry in violation of anti-monopoly provisions in the Georgia Constitution, a lawyer representing owners of a women's surgical center told the state Supreme Court Monday ...
Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias (second from right), asked whether tax credits are really government money, in a lawsuit involving a $58 million state-authorized program that subsidizes private schools, many of them religious.
Judge David Cannon of the Superior Court of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit served Tuesday in place of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeal of City of Marietta v. Summerour. In the Cobb County case, the city of Marietta ...
SOUTH COBB, GA -- The Georgia Supreme Court ruled recently that a teenager who was viciously beaten by a group of purported gang members at Six Flags in Austell in 2007 can collect the $32.2 million judgment he won in a civil suit against the park, ...
Judge Charles "Charlie" Bethel of the Georgia Court of Appeals has been designated to serve in place of Justice Britt C. Grant in the related appeals of women's Surgical Center LLC et al.
A Hall County man is appealing his life prison sentence and murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court, where his attorney will argue the victim's dying words to his mother should have been excluded at trial.
But the most impressive bit of timing comes from state Court of Appeals Judge John Ellington, who on Wednesday announced his candidacy for the spot on the Georgia Supreme Court now occupied by Carol Hunstein. She's retiring. The Soperton, Ga.
Gibson, the Georgia Supreme Court strictly applied a statute governing the transfer of property to a trust to determine that mistitled brokerage accounts were never transferred to two trusts regardless of the settlor's intent.
ATLANTA - A mother and father convicted in Clayton County of murdering their 3-year-old daughter have lost their appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court. In a unanimous opinion read Monday, the high court upheld the convictions and life prison sentences ...
This opens the door for the project to be developed as proposed, unless Brookhaven decides to seek a decision by the Georgia Supreme Court, which could take some time. At the center of the case are provisions in the Brookhaven Peachtree Overlay, ...
Evans, the Georgia Supreme Court abandoned the rule that sovereign immunity bars lawsuits against the state and its officials for injunctive relief.
Atlanta, GA -- Cherokee County Superior Court Judge David Cannon Jr. was tapped to serve in place of a Georgia Supreme Court judge in a case involving the city of Marietta. Cannon heard oral arguments Tuesday morning in place of Justice Nels S.D. ...
GEORGIA (WSAV) - This week, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling that pro-life groups say means a ban on abortion can move forward.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday tossed a challenge to a law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but rejected the state's argument that state officials could never be sued in a state constitutional challenge to a state law.
In this 2014 file photo, Ray Summerour stands in front of the property he owned before the city of Marietta condemned it for the expansion of Elizabeth Porter Park.
Handel attempted to strike Powell's name from the ballot on two more occasions through the courts before the Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously for Powell a week before the election. "No matter the outcome of Tuesday's election, a loser has ...
The ongoing dispute over whether Columbus' Spring harbor retirement complex should pay city property taxes is now before the Georgia Supreme Court. Having so far lost in its effort to collect ad valorem taxes on the development that serves wealthy ...
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday will hear oral arguments by attorneys for three former Fort Stewart soldiers who are challenging their convictions and life prison sentences in the 1992 drive-by slaying of Marine Corps veteran Stanley Jackson.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state is immune from lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of statutes passed by the General Assembly.
A seven-year-old dispute between the city of Marietta and a landowner who has refused to sell his property to become park land has reached the Georgia Supreme Court. The court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in the case involving a man suing the city ...
Since the Georgia Supreme Court's decision in St. Simons Waterfront v. Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, 746 S.E.2d 98 (Ga.
This case was decided under Georgia law. Previously, the Georgia Supreme Court had held that no distinction existed between the terms "actual use" and "use" with respect to a permissive use situation.
The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in the case of a former Cordele trucking company owner convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his former business partner.
ALBANY - Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards is appealing to the Georgia Supreme Court a recent ruling in the Jamey Spurlock murder trial in which cell phone evidence the state planned to use would be excluded.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Georgia's Supreme Court has reinstated at $35 million award in the case of a teenager severely beaten while leaving Six Flags Over Georgia almost a decade ago.
The Georgia Supreme Court granted Chapman a new trial in 2015, finding prosecutors withheld critical evidence that could have been used in his defense.
Georgia's Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a $35 million verdict in case involving a man who was severely beaten outside of a Six Flags Over Georgia park in 2007.
Local sales and use taxes on motor fuels are not required to go toward public roads and bridges, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 5. The decision came after the Georgia Motor Trucking Association and three trucking companies sued the ...
After the suspension, Judge Stokes and her attorney appealed a writ of prohibition, and shortly after that the Georgia Supreme Court held a hearing and determined that the writ could not be enforced. This left the Supreme Court with little to discuss ...
The Georgia Supreme Court says a man who was severely beaten while leaving Six Flags Over Georgia a decade ago can collect $35 million in legal damages from the amusement park and his attackers.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Chatham County Recorder's Court Chief Judge Tammy Stokes' challenge to a September court action stripping her of administrative duties in the court.
The Georgia Supreme Court Monday upheld a lower-court ruling prohibiting the city of Atlanta from annexing five areas that are now part of the new city of South Fulton.
An Atlanta attorney has been disbarred for mishandling client funds, the Supreme Court of Georgia decided Monday. In the course of his real estate practice, Jeffrey W. Harris "misappropriated (attorney) trust funds and commingled those funds with his ...
A young man, who was left brain damaged after a beating at Six Flags in 2007, will be getting a $35 million award after a ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court. In the high-profile Cobb County case, the high court upheld the finding that the amusement ...
Noting that the statute's language is murky, "it would make sense misconduct of office would mean something you'd done in office, in your official capacity as sheriff," said Pines, citing a definition contained in two Georgia Supreme Court rulings ...
But the state's officials argue that the 1991 constitutional amendment precludes even this option, citing a 2014 Georgia Supreme Court case that set limits on the extent to which citizens can sue government employees in their official capacities. That ...
Atlanta, GA. (Supreme Court of Georgia) - In an 8-to-1 decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled in favor of a police officer sued by the mother of a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide after the officer showed his own daughter photographs ...
Noting that the statute's language is murky, "it would make sense misconduct of office would mean something you'd done in office, in your official capacity as sheriff," said Pines, citing a definition contained in two Georgia Supreme Court rulings ...
The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed the conviction of Avery Leon Bryant, who was 17 when prosecutors say he shot Newton Gordon in East Point in 2008.
DeKalb County tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson's pay reached $285,781 last year, making him the second-highest-paid elected official in Georgia.
(WRDW/WAGT) -- The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence without parole for an Augusta man convicted in the stabbing death of a woman at Cherry Tree Crossing, but has reversed his conviction and additional five-year prison sentence for ...
The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed the conviction of Avery Leon Bryant, who was 17 when prosecutors say he shot Newton Gordon in East Point in 2008.
The Georgia Supreme Court denied an appeal from James Edward Clements, the man convicted of hiring two men to murder his wife, Joni Clements, in 2011.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a Marietta law firm had not used the proper legal avenue to obtain audio recordings of proceedings inside a Douglas County courtroom.
The Georgia Supreme Court decided that a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and a former detective will not go to a jury trial.
After that the city and Sahlberg appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court, which agreed to review the case to determine whether the Court of Appeals erred "by holding that suicide was not an intervening act that would preclude liability against a ...


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