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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 […]

UGA Scholarship Honors Jewish Jurist

Written by Atlanta Jewish Times - Eddie Samuels | Jan 22, 2020 | News

Established by over 40 of her former clerks, the first Phyllis Kravitch scholarship will be awarded by UGA’s School of Law this fall. Phyllis A. Kravitch was never one to back down from a challenge. She began practicing law in 1944, almost 10 years before women were allowed to serve […]

22,000 reinstated to voting rolls as Georgia attorneys defend purge

Written by Maya T. Prabhu and Mark Niesse - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Dec 20, 2019 | News

The announcement came two hours before state attorneys returned to federal court to defend the cancellation of more than 300,000 voter registrations Monday night. Those reinstated to “inactive” voting status will have until the next state-scheduled update to the voter list in 2021 to contact election officials or vote to […]

Six Candidates Recommended for Vacant Appeals Court Post

Written by R. Robin McDonald - Fulton County Daily Report | Nov 26, 2019 | News

The list of nominees to replace Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Goss, who died last August, includes four Superior Court judges and three women. The state Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended six candidates to Gov. Brian Kemp—including four superior court judges and three women—to fill a vacancy on the […]

Gov. Brian Kemp appoints new judges to DeKalb courts

Written by Tia Mitchell - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Nov 1, 2019 | News

Gov. Brian Kemp has filled two vacancies in DeKalb County courts, appointing two attorneys to join the judicial ranks. Kimberly Anderson joined the firm Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield in 2010 after serving as legislative counsel for the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee and Sen Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama. She is also on […]

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