• Walker v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Clark, Cara Clark (GPDC Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta; Marc Mallon (Senior Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0847

    Denial of New Trial Upheld for Convicted Rapist Who Refused Pre-Trial Plea

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    Judge Nixes Tea Party Activist's Appeal of $30K Ethics Panel Fine

    August 16, 2018

    Carolyn Cosby was fined last year after the Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission received complaints that a half-dozen groups she led failed to register prior to engaging in lobbying, accepting contributions or expending funds for political advocacy.

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amy Ihrig, (Public Defenders Office, EJC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lauren Purvis, (Chatham County District Attorney's Office), Savannah; Greg McConnell (Assistant District Attorney), Savannah; Lyndsey Rudder (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1254

    Denial of New Trial Upheld for Convicted Drug Trafficker Despite Erroneous Admission of Impermissible Character Evidence Where Admission Was Harmless

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    NY Weighs Child Sex Abuse Bill; GA's Yielded One Trial

    August 15, 2018

    Cuomo's statement was in reaction to a grand jury report out of Pennsylvania that alleges more than 300 clergy members sexually abused more than 1,000 victims.

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    Secretary of State Says Return to Paper Ballots by Fall Could Cause Chaos

    August 15, 2018

    Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp pushed back Tuesday against a pending motion in federal court in Atlanta to junk the state's computerized voting.

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    After Hectic Start, McBurney Settles In as Fulton Superior Chief Judge

    August 14, 2018

    Six years after he was appointed to the bench, Chief Judge Robert McBurney says it still feels a bit "odd" when colleagues he worked with as a Fulton County and federal prosecutor appear before him. "It seems strange when they call me 'judge.' I'm Bob,” he said.

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    Judicial Council Approves Two New Judges

    August 10, 2018

    If the Legislature approves next year, the additions would provide a fifth judge for Griffin and an 11th for Gwinnett.

  • Evans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Luttrell (Attorney at Law), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Richardson (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville; Brian Fortner (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville; Ryan Leonard (Acting District Attorney), Bonnie Smith (Assistant District Attorney), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0184

    Conviction Reversed; Prosecution Failed to Establish That Appellant's Reckless Conduct Caused Inmate's Death

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    Maryland's Switch From Electronic to Paper Ballots Could Set Stage for Georgia

    August 10, 2018

    A federal case in Atlanta overseeing a push for paper ballots in the November election includes an affidavit from a Maryland election judge, who said the switch to paper ballots there made the elections easier to conduct.

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    Deal and Trump Come Together on Criminal Justice Reform

    August 10, 2018

    Governor Nathan Deal and President Donald Trump are speaking the same language on criminal justice reform.