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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 […]

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 […]