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Discreet non-profit convenes pols and business to write ‘model’ bills

July 18, 2011 --

Last week, both the Los Angeles Times and The Nation put the spotlight on a little-known but influential conservative nonprofit that creates “model” state legislation that often make its way into law. The American Legislative Exchange Council has helped craft some of the most controversial — and industry-friendly — legislation of recent years.

Supremes uphold Ga.’s voter ID law

Supremes uphold Ga.'s voter ID law
March 7, 2011 --

Georgians must show valid photo identification before casting a ballot, the Georgia Supreme Court said today in a 6-1 decision. The court’s majority held that a 2006 Georgia law is a reasonable safeguard to protect the integrity of elections without disenfranchising voters. Justice Robert Benham, in a written dissent, argued the state had not proven the photo ID requirement was necessary.

Sept. 8

September 8, 2010 --

Ex-peanut exec back to work after salmonella case DeKalb schools won’t release accreditation papers Attorneys dispute effect of voter ID law Cornelia bank doomed by real estate, lax management Complaint: Police captain ‘cut shirt to reveal bra & cleavage’ ATL’s watershed commissioner resigns Warner Robins audit process raises questions Douglasville judge takes heat for tossing […]

Fulton judge rejects Dems’ challenge to voter ID law

Fulton judge rejects Dems' challenge to voter ID law
April 20, 2010 --

A Fulton County judge has dismissed an effort by Georgia Democrats to upend a 2006 law requiring voters to produce a photo ID before they cast a ballot. Democrats contended the law was an unconstitutional infringement on the right to vote. ‘Tain’t so, says Fulton County Superior Court Judge Tom Campbell.