Criminal Justice

Biden calls for background checks after Ga., Colorado mass shootings

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and...

Shooter accused of murder could face hate crime charges in spa...

The 21-year-old Woodstock man suspected of gunning down eight people who were mostly Asian women is now charged with murder and has told investigators...

Georgia chief justice appeals to state lawmakers to avert speedy trial...

Outgoing Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton brought his appeal for legislative help with a backlog of cases straight to lawmakers Tuesday during a speech...

David Nahmias elected Georgia’s next Supreme Court chief justice

The Georgia Supreme Court Thursday elected David Nahmias to serve as the new chief justice to lead the state's highest court over the next...

Bottleneck of speedy trial demands expected as Georgia courts reopen

Georgia courts can reopen for jury trials after the state's top judge Tuesday lifted a ban on trying cases inside courtrooms to avoid spreading...

Georgia jury trials to restart after pandemic slowed right to speedy...

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton said he's planning to lift a year-long restriction Tuesday to allow jury trials to resume that have...

Guess which legal gambling oversight the GBI wants to shed? Bingo!

On any given night, you can find Carol Smith hanging out and playing bingo at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 in Marietta. The...

House panel OKs overhaul of citizen’s arrest law cited in Arbery...

The Georgia House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced legislation Thursday to overhaul the citizen's arrest law that prosecutors initially used to justify the 2020 killing...

Georgia House approves bill that would turn porch piracy into a...

State lawmakers want to make it a felony to swipe a package from someone’s porch. Porch piracy is nothing new, but proponents argue that the...

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...
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