Georgia

At MLK alma mater, Biden pitches Senate rule change to safeguard voting rights

BY: - January 12, 2022

President Joe Biden called for an end to the Senate filibuster during a visit to Atlanta’s Morehouse College campus, arguing Senate Democrats can push past GOP opposition now blocking major voting rights legislation. The visit by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to Atlanta was the latest sign of Georgia’ central role as a battleground […]

Jury finds McMichaels, Bryan guilty of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder

BY: and - November 24, 2021

A nearly all-white jury in a Glynn County courtroom Wednesday afternoon convicted three white men of murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery as the 25-year-old Black jogger ran through their neighborhood in February 2020. Travis McMichael, seen all over the world in a viral video that shows him firing a shotgun into Arbery at close range, […]

U.S. attorney quit under pressure from Trump to reject election results, new report confirms

BY: - October 8, 2021

Former President Donald Trump forced a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to step down because he wouldn’t help Trump overturn his loss of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, a U.S. Senate report released Thursday said. The report, written by Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats, found that the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung […]

GOP SOS attacked by Trump decries ‘huge disinformation campaign’ over 2020 election

BY: - September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican who took the brunt of former President Donald Trump’s attacks over Georgia’s 2020 election results, said during a Friday virtual panel that he hopes election disinformation starts to dissipate. “People weren’t questioning the (election) process before, but there was a huge disinformation campaign which really destabilized […]

DOJ takes Georgia to court over its elections law

BY: - June 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that the Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia to overturn a sweeping elections law passed in March, with a legal challenge that alleges the new statute violates the federal Voting Rights Act. The federal lawsuit is the latest in a series of challenges to Senate Bill […]

Pro-Trump lawyer mixes up Michigan, Minnesota in affidavit alleging election fraud

BY: - November 20, 2020

Lin Wood, the pro-President Donald Trump lawyer who filed the lawsuit against Georgia’s Secretary of State, has alleged voter fraud in an affidavit largely based on alleged inconsistencies between Michigan’s population and total vote count. Those “inconsistencies,” however, appear to be a result of the affidavit simply mixing up Michigan and Minnesota. The affidavit filed […]

Fight for Senate control could come down to 2 runoff elections

BY: - November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Control of the U.S. Senate may depend on two runoff races in Georgia, where the outcome won’t be known until early January — opening the door to a fresh round of massive campaign spending in the Peach State. That comes as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken a 1,097-vote lead against President […]

SCOTUS to decide who owns the rights to state law compilations

BY: - December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON — A dispute over a compilation of Georgia’s laws and who owns the rights to them was at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court argument on Monday.  The case surrounds the Official Code of Georgia Annotated — a publication including state laws, as well as background information. Georgia contends that the code, maintained […]

Superfund, copyright cases to go before SCOTUS this week

BY: - November 30, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court this week is slated to take up a case over states’ roles in demanding cleanup of hazardous waste sites.  The case surrounds a Superfund site at a smelter in Montana, but the outcome could also have broad implications for cleanups in other states.  A company that has been working […]