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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 […]

State Judicial Watchdog Has Investigated Municipal Court Council’s New Top Officers

Written by R. Robin McDonald - Fulton County Daily Report | Jul 24, 2020 | News

The new president of the state Council of Municipal Court Judges was privately reprimanded in 2011 by the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which also has ethics charges pending against the council’s newly elected vice president. The two highest-ranking officers of the Council of Municipal Court Judges of Georgia have been the […]

PowerPlan Accused Of Phony Threats In $47M Monopoly Suit

Written by Law360 - Peter Rozovsky | Jul 21, 2020 | News

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 7:42 PM EDT) — Atlanta-based software company PowerPlan Inc. is unfairly monopolizing the market for utility data management and making false threats to ax competition, according to former employees who say PowerPlan is telling clients of their tax consulting business that they have misappropriated its trade […]

Ga. Voters’ Counsel Can’t Get $6.3M Fees Award

Written by Allison Grande - Law360 | May 26, 2020 | News

Law360 (May 26, 2020, 11:02 PM EDT) — A Georgia federal judge ruled Tuesday that now wasn’t the right time to award plaintiffs’ counsel $6.3 million in fees for helping Georgia voters secure a ruling that barred the state from using an allegedly insecure electronic voting system, citing their revamped […]

Judge rules against delaying Georgia’s June 9 primary again

Written by Mark Niesse - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 14, 2020 | News

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to postpone Georgia’s June 9 primary election because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten leaves the primary date unchanged, with in-person early voting set to begin Monday. Batten wrote that elected Georgia officials have the authority […]