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Oct. 6

October 6, 2010 --

Gwinnett grand jury may indict commissioners in probe of land deals Supreme Court denies Ga. death penalty appeal Analysis: LNG trucking disaster could endanger Savannah hospitals, schools Carroll County to pay $100K+ in EPD fines Bad appraisals, loans caused Appalachian Community Bank to fail

Gwinnett judge must assess ‘systemic breakdown’ in defender system

Gwinnett judge must assess 'systemic breakdown' in defender system
June 28, 2010 --

A Gwinnett County judge must decide whether “an actual breakdown in the entire public defender system” has denied an accused murderer a speedy trial, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled today. District Attorney Danny Porter indicted Khanh Dinh Phan in 2005, but the state has never paid lawyers hired to represent him in the killing of a Lilburn man and his 2-year-old son.

May 12

May 12, 2010 --

School sells diploma for $99 to dog Undocumented Kennesaw State student subject of scrutiny Supreme Court asked to decide whether Ga. can afford death penalty Lax oversight, bad loans doomed American United Bank Airport manager chastised for take-home vehicles ‘Special’ election in DeKalb is especially pointless Testing violations found in at least 5 school systems […]

April 28

April 28, 2010 --

Death-penalty review still part of Georgia law Builder sues Augusta over bid dispute

April 16

April 16, 2010 --

DeKalb terminates superintendent GBI: Accused claims Roethlisberger forced her to have sex SCLC accused of misspending more funds Senate panel removes review from death-penalty statute Ray McBerry saga: Victim’s mom’s story Lawyers in bias case want DeKalb to pay $2M in fees UGA research funding is drying up APD, Citizen Review Board continue to disagree […]

April 8

April 8, 2010 --

Supreme Court asked to reconsider death penalty ruling Houston case highlights debate on racial disparity in school discipline Columbus judge who retired amid JQC probe still filling in on bench Fired DeKalb firefighter reinstated Monroe assessor thinks he was fired over commission chairman’s appraisals Groups lobby against English-only driver’s license test Judges weigh ex-players’ suit […]

March 26

March 26, 2010 --

State high court rejects request to bar death penalty Opinion: Turn up the heat on ethics reform Opinion: Ralston sounds retreat on ethics reform & lobbyists Second arrest made in Henry County bribery case Opinion: Tammany Hall South thrives at Dougherty Co. school board

Nov. 11

November 11, 2009 --

Lawsuit claims prison guard got away with inmate rape ATL mayoral candidate explains late tax payments Special prosecutor sought to investigate N.Ga. judge Six more educators in test scandal may face sanctions Case could decide whether Ga. can afford the death penalty

Has funding shortage tainted Pike County death penalty prosecution?

November 10, 2009 --

Is a funding shortage for public defenders sufficient to toss a death penalty prosecution? The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments on that question today. Jamie Ryan Weis, accused in February 2006 of beating and killing Catherine King in her Pike County home, contends a state funding shortage has denied him a proper defense. Weis’s […]

Was Troy Davis railroaded? Read defense affidavits & decide for yourself

Was Troy Davis railroaded? Read defense affidavits & decide for yourself
August 20, 2009 --

Aug. 20, 2009 — Death row inmate Troy Davis won a new hearing this week in the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. But the case will focus as much, if not moreso, on whether he could have proved his innocence earlier. Davis’s lawyers have pulled together affidavits  from witnesses claiming they lied on the stand or that another man is the real killer. Critics say the affidavits are not persuasive. Here’s your chance to read and decide for yourself.