• Daily Report Online

    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.

  • Daily Report Online

    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.

  • Daily Business Review

    Miami-Dade School Board Wins First Amendment Ruling

    August 14, 2018

    “Whether they spoke as private citizens or public employees and about matters of public concern makes all the difference," 11th Circuit Judge Stanley Marcus said.

  • National Law Journal

    'Unauthorized' Removal in Asylum Case Draws Judge's Ire, Sparks Procedure Review

    August 13, 2018

    “While we were in the air, no one told me anything about what was happening. It was not until we landed in my home country that an official asked me my name and whether I was appealing my case," the plaintiff recounted in a declaration filed Monday.

  • Patten v. Ardis

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Family Law
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Alan Voyles (Moore & Voyles PC), Valdosta; Mary Katherine Durant (Durant Law LLC), Stone Mountain, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Thomas Bennett, Kari Anne Bowden (Bennett Law Firm LLP), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0412

    Grandparent Visitation Law Violates Constitutional Right of Parents to Care, Custody, And Control of Their Children

  • Daily Report Online

    SCOTUS Asked to Ignore Circuit Split on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    August 10, 2018

    Freeman Mathis & Gary attorneys defending Clayton County, Georgia, in a discrimination fight over sexual orientation say the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit got it right in a finding that discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation is not prohibited under federal law.

  • Csehy v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Kane (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Edwards (District Attorney's Office, Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta; Donald Geary (The Geary Law Firm P.C.), Lawrenceville; D. Reynolds (District Attorney), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0381

    Attorney's Appearance and Demeanor Supported Issuance of Warrant to Examine His Urine For Evidence of Illegal Drug Use

  • Wiggins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-09
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Holly Peace (Manning Legal Group LLC), Peachtree City, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jamie Inagawa (Fayette County Solicitor-General), Fayetteville; Joseph Myers (Chief Assistant Solicitor), Fayetteville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0611

    Noisy Party Not Exigent Circumstance Justifying Unauthorized Entry Into Residence Backyard

  • Daily Report Online

    Judge Asks If Switch to Paper Ballots Would Compromise November Election

    August 06, 2018

    Colorado-based Coalition for Good Governance and voters from four Georgia counties claim the state's voting infrastructure is too old and too vulnerable to trust.

  • Daily Report Online

    Ex-Atlanta Prosecutor Put Brett Kavanaugh on President Trump's Radar in 2016

    July 31, 2018

    The Heritage Foundation, where John Malcolm is a senior legal fellow and director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, helped populate the short lists to fill the earlier court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia's death.