October 21, 2013
by Max Slater
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday that the state's statute prohibiting the solicitation of sodomy is constitutional. The case concerned a former police officer named James Edwin Watson who was convicted of soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy. Watson argued that the statute violated his ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Friday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to scrap a key part of Georgia's sweeping anti-illegal immigration law. The lawsuit challenges a 2011 statute that gives police the option to investigate the immigration status of certain ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq must not push blindly forward in its goal of de-Ba'athification, but rather consider the harm that such absolute changes pose to fairness and process ...Last month, a special panel of Iraq's highest ...[read more]
April 10, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
A civil rights activist on Monday filed suit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to challenge the state's "No Duty to Retreat" law, a piece of legislation that he believes is too vague and may lead to bias-based killings of minorities. The lawsuit, filed by Rev. Markel ...[read more]
May 11, 2011
by John Paul Putney
A Georgia state court judge on Monday reversed his earlier decision blocking a Muslim man from entering his courtroom on three separate occasions on account of the man's religious headwear. Troy "Tariq" Montgomery wears a tight-fitting cap called a kufi—a traditional Muslim symbol of humility... ...[read more]
February 4, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Coretta Scott King, widow of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. and herself a respected civil rights leader, was honored Saturday at the Georgia Capitol. Capitol police estimate that as many as 10,000 people passed through the Capitol to pay their respects as she lay in state, waiting in line for ...[read more]
April 18, 2005
by Amit Patel
Leading Monday's corporations and securities law news, Coca-Cola Co. has announced that the Justice Department (DOJ) has closed its investigation relating to allegations raised in a whistleblower lawsuit of accounting irregularities at the company. The DOJ will not take any action. The investi... ...[read more]

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