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July 5

July 5, 2011 --

Investigation: APS superintendent knew or should have known of cheating Ga. lawmakers defend lobbyist dollars ATL’s watershed nominee at issue in alleged retaliatory firings ‘Rollback rate’ could mean surprise tax increase

The Hardest Cases: When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive

The Hardest Cases: When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive
July 5, 2011 --

A joint investigation by ProPublica, PBS “Frontline” and NPR looks into nearly two dozen cases in which people were accused of killing children based on flawed forensic opinions and then later cleared. Among them: Melonie Ware, acquitted at a DeKalb County retrial in 2009 after spending more than a year in jail for the alleged murder of a 9-month-old boy she was babysitting.

Supremes: Wrongly imprisoned man can sue Fulton court clerk

Supremes: Wrongly imprisoned man can sue Fulton court clerk
July 5, 2011 --

A child molestor who spent 22 months too long in prison can sue Fulton County court officials for mishandling papers that would have led to his release, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled today. Former Fulton County Superior Court Clerk Juanita Hicks cannot claim immunity from liability, the high court ruled in a unanimous decision, because the error breached her statutory duty to notify prison officials of the man’s reduced sentence.