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Ga. House approves bill to limit cuts to city and county...

“Defund the police” became a rallying cry at protests in the wake of last summer’s wave of killings of Black people at the hands...

Lawmakers propose to suspend right to speedy trial over COVID backlog

COVID-19 has created a massive backlog in Georgia’s criminal courts, and lawmakers are proposing to allow judges to temporarily suspend a defendant’s right to...

GOP bill would ban defunding police in wave of reaction to...

Defund the police entered the national vocabulary last year after protests over officer violence rocked the nation. The killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, George...

Ahmaud Arbery’s killing evoked in push to overhaul citizen’s arrest law

Gov. Brian Kemp is putting his shoulder behind a repeal of Georgia’s Civil War-era citizen's arrest law, a totem used by local prosecutors last...

Melton to step down after leading Georgia courts through COVID crisis

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton announced Friday that he is stepping down on July 1 after spending 16 years serving on the...

NAACP files lawsuit over COVID-19 outbreak at Georgia prison

This story was updated Monday at 2:22 p.m. with a response from CoreCivic. The Georgia NAACP claims in a federal lawsuit that Georgia prison inmates...

More than 170 cases opened in federal probe of U.S. Capitol...

WASHINGTON—Almost a week after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice held their first press...

Mob fouls U.S. Capitol as pro-Trump extremists riot over electoral vote

Developing story updated Jan. 6, 11 p.m. WASHINGTON — After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers reconvened Wednesday evening...

Judge denies bond for defendants in Ahmaud Arbery murder case

A judge denied bond Friday for Travis and Greg McMichael, two of the white men charged with the murder of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Chatham...

Bond hearing for Arbery defendants to continue Friday

After a long day in court, a bond hearing for two of the white men charged with the murder of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery...
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