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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 […]

Judge questions whether Georgia ballot postage is an illegal poll tax

Written by Mark Niesse - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Apr 24, 2020 | News

A federal judge appeared skeptical Friday about ordering Georgia’s government to cover the postage cost of returning primary election ballots in a case arguing that it’s an unconstitutional poll tax. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg was deciding whether to revoke the requirement for voters to pay for a 55-cent stamp […]

Complaint claims state Rep. Vernon Jones doesn’t live in his district

Written by Tyler Estep - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Mar 26, 2020 | News

A DeKalb County woman has filed a complaint alleging that state Rep. Vernon Jones does not actually live in the legislative district he represents. Attorneys representing Lithonia resident Faye Coffield, a frequent critic of elected officials from DeKalb County, filed a formal complaint with the state this week. It alleges […]

Robbins Firm Launches Fundraiser to Aid Workers Affected by Coronavirus Fallout

Written by Meredith Hobss - Fulton County Daily Report | Mar 23, 2020 | Press

Georgia Lawyers Care makes it easy for lawyers at the Robbins Firm and beyond to contribute to Giving Kitchen, which helps Georgia food-service workers, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Robbins Firm is asking lawyers to take a quick break from their own work and child care concerns during […]

Threatened With Closure, Virtual School Embraced Accountability, Fired Its For-Profit Manager and Made Dramatic Gains for Its 9,000 Students

Written by Beth Hawkins - The 74 Million | Feb 5, 2020 | News

Normally, when public charter schools seek to renew their charters — the legal documents that grant them permission to operate — the applications are dry as dust, heavy with bureaucratese intended to show compliance with sundry rules. Contrast that with the petition Georgia Cyber Academy recently submitted in support of […]

Loeffler pumps $5M into her Senate campaign, raises another $450K

Written by Greg Bluestein - Atlanta Journal Constitution | Feb 1, 2020 | News

Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler raised roughly $450,000 in the month after she was appointed to the seat and dipped into her wallet to add a first installment of $5 million into her campaign. She starts the year with nearly $5.5 million in campaign cash as she prepares for a […]

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