U.S. District Judge William Duffey Jr. to Take Senior Status

Written by R. Robin McDonald - Daily Report Online | Jan 3, 2018 | News

U.S. District Judge William Duffey Jr. will take senior status July 1, but a committee reporting to Georgia’s U.S. senators is already searching for his replacement. After 14 years on the federal bench in Atlanta, U.S. District Judge William Duffey Jr. will take senior status later this year, according to […]

No additional votes for Norwood in Atlanta mayoral runoff recount

Written by Stephen Deere and Dan Klepal - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Dec 14, 2017 | News

Even though a recount on Thursday produced no additional votes for Mary Norwood, the Atlanta mayoral candidate still challenged the outcome of the Dec.-5 runoff, citing votes from recently annexed parts of the city that she argues should not have been counted. “We will move on to the next step in […]

Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath

Written by Meredith Hobbs - Daily Report Online | Dec 7, 2017 | News

Vincent Russo Jr. of the Robbins Firm is representing Mary Norwood as she squares off with Keisha Lance Bottoms over the close election results. Bottoms has turned to Robert Highsmith Jr. of Holland & Knight and others. Meanwhile, Bottoms has retained Robert Highsmith Jr. of Holland & Knight, R. Lawton […]

Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission

Written by Jonathan Ringel - Daily Report Online | Nov 21, 2017 | News

Governor names three former staffers to Judicial Nominating Commission. Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday named three of his former staffers to the Judicial Nomination Commission, which recommends candidates for the governor to consider when filling open judgeships. Deal named Ryan Teague, David Werner and Thomas Worthy to the panel. Teague, […]

Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring ‘Free’ Stadium Tickets

Written by Greg Land - Daily Report Online | Nov 17, 2017 | News

Atlanta’s development arm, Invest Atlanta, has sued the city Board of Ethics over its refusal to reverse a ruling declaring that tickets to events at the soon-to-open Mercedes-Benz Stadium are an illegal gratuity barred by city ordinance. Barred from getting free tickets to sporting events at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, […]

Runoff, recount or winner? Atlanta council race not settled

Written by Vanessa McCray and Arielle Kass - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Nov 16, 2017 | News

At first, the Atlanta City Council race between Courtney English and incumbent Michael Julian Bond was headed to a recount. But late Thursday, the outcome was still unclear: Bond claimed victory while English dropped his recount request and contended instead that a runoff election is required. An incredibly close race […]