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Lawmakers seek sex predator tracking bill that’s constitutional

Georgia legislators aim to close a loophole that’s now preventing the state from using ankle monitors to track more than 400 sex offenders. Some House...

Lapsed law to assist women victims of violence ‘a real loss...

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill. Not anymore. The landmark law —...

Georgia’s state agencies nearly recovered from last year’s cyberattack

About six months later and $750,000 poorer, Georgia is nearly back to normal after online attacks that blocked law enforcement officers and the public...

Kemps, law enforcement escalate sex trafficking fight

Georgia’s first couple has made a priority of fighting the selling of children for sex almost since the day they entered the governor’s mansion...

Lawmakers to tackle ‘Raise the age’ bill to charge 17-year-olds as...

Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price says some of his fellow jurists remain hesitant to support changing Georgia’s law to let 17-year-olds face...

Bookman: Celebrate loosening of purse strings to study gun violence

'Tis the season for celebration, so let’s celebrate: For the first time in more than 20 years, Congress has agreed to finance research into...

Senate study panel declines to take a stand on nonviolent felon...

A Georgia Senate committee considering loosening voting restrictions for nonviolent felons recommended Wednesday that the law should remain unchanged for now. That prompted quick criticism...

Expect insurers, trial lawyers to battle over proposed state seat belt...

A state Senate study committee that wants to require everyone in a car to buckle up is also recommending a new law to allow...

U.S. Supreme Court might sidestep a big Second Amendment fight 

WASHINGTON — A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.  The justices heard an...

Georgia Senate study committee to push for tougher state seat belt...

All back-seat passengers in Georgia will have to buckle up if a state Senate study committee’s recommendation becomes law. Adults riding in the back are...
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