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Court battles escalate to force election to replace Justice Blackwell

The battle over whether Gov. Brian Kemp or voters should determine who fills a Georgia Supreme Court justice seat is spilling over into federal...

State prisoners could get early release to reduce coronavirus spread

The state might grant Georgia inmates an early release from prison over the next month as officials search for ways to separate people during...

Georgia jailers cope with COVID-19; release inmates, quarantine arrivals

Updated March 30 to include a response from the Gwinnett County Sheriff. The Dougherty County detention center is a little more than a mile away...

Senate to consider bill to extend use of ankle monitors for...

State lawmakers scrambled last year to close a loophole after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled the state was unconstitutionally requiring some sex offenders to...

Bill to end charging 17-year-old offenders as adults clears committee

A Georgia House committee Monday recommended raising the age a teenager can be charged as an adult to 18 from 17, setting aside concerns...

House committee wants to restore lengthy GPS monitoring for sex offenders

Georgia legislation that would lead to a lifetime sentence for people convicted of at least two felony sexual offenses moved through a House committee...

‘Sanctuary cities’ could face legal liability for injuries caused by immigrants

Georgia’s so-called sanctuary cities could be subject to legal damages if someone in their jurisdiction is harmed by an undocumented immigrant, under proposed legislation. The...

Liberal wing of Supreme Court challenges abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON — The liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared highly skeptical of a Louisiana law that restricts abortion access as the justices...

Push for more safeguards in senior care zips through the House

A proposal to bring greater oversight to Georgia’s state-regulated senior care facilities is moving quickly through the legislative process. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Sharon...

Bill proposes tough penalties for neglect at senior care homes

A group of Georgia lawmakers is pushing for more staffing, higher penalties and other safeguards meant to address alarming shortcomings found at some state-regulated...
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