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Ga. Wants Standing Review In Election Suit After Others Axed

Written by Rosie Manins - Law360 | Jan 22, 2021 | News

Law360 (January 22, 2021, 6:08 PM EST) — Georgia’s top election officials urged a federal judge Thursday to certify for appeal her July decision that voters have standing to pursue claims Georgia’s voting system is flawed, in light of recent dismissals of suits targeting alleged flaws in the 2020 presidential election.  […]

Insurer Wants Out Of Asphalt Slab Injury Suit

Written by Sarah Jarvis - Law360 | Jan 12, 2021 | News

Law360 (January 12, 2021, 8:50 PM EST) — A South Carolina-based insurance company has asked a federal judge to find that it has no duty to indemnify a contracting company in an underlying suit brought by a woman who was struck by a large slab of asphalt that shot out […]

Atlanta Mayor Bottoms’ campaign fined $37,000 for violations in 2017 race

Written by Stephen Deere - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jan 8, 2021 | News

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign has signed an agreement with the state ethics commission, agreeing to pay a fine of $37,000 for various campaign finance violations during the 2017 mayor’s race. In the agreement, Bottoms’ campaign admits to accepting $6,900 in campaign donations that exceeded state limits on the […]

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Biden’s win in Georgia

Written by Mark Niesse - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Dec 7, 2020 | News

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Monday that relied on conspiracy theories to try to invalidate Georgia election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten dismissed the lawsuit brought by former Trump attorney Sidney Powell in an attempt to decertify Georgia’s election. He said […]

Georgia Dodges Voter Requests For Election

Written by Rosie Manins - Law360 | Oct 13, 2020 | News

Law360 (October 13, 2020, 10:22 PM EDT) — Atlanta federal judges have saved Georgia from a last-minute overhaul of its voting system, tossing an elector suit seeking relief from lengthy polling station lines and rejecting a separate bid to enforce the use of hand-marked paper ballots. U.S. District Judge Michael […]

How Have Ga. Experts’ Predictions About Abortion Rights Changed Since the Barrett Nomination?

Written by Jonathan Ringel - Daily Report | Oct 7, 2020 | News

A former Georgia chief justice fears the U.S. Supreme Court and the Georgia high court may restrict abortion rights, but another expert thinks a recent Georgia decision may have bolstered its privacy precedent. Leah Ward Sears wasn’t concerned two years ago, when abortion rights advocates predicted that then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s joining the […]

Courts will decide Georgia voting rights — and maybe election results

Written by Mark Niesse - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Sep 11, 2020 | News

Rulings over absentee ballots and problems at the polls could settle close races Fierce battles over which votes count are already being fought in courts this election season, with armies of voting rights advocates, political parties and attorneys gearing up to bring more challenges to Georgia election laws when ballots […]