708 ABA Journal articles on Georgia.

Georgia capital defendant has right to appeal based on racist statements from juror, SCOTUS says
Keith Tharpe, a black Georgia death row inmate who was found guilty of killing his sister-in-law and kidnapping his estranged wife in 1990, may be entitled to a certificate of appealability due to racist statements made by a white juror during deliberations, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Jan. 7, 1795: The Yazoo Land Fraud Becomes Law
A state-sanctioned land grab tested issues of state sovereignty and federal power in the newly independent United States. Claims under the Yazoo Land Act ultimately were resolved by the Supreme Court in Fletcher v. Peck.
Ex-BigLaw partner who claimed he was duped by in-house counsel is suspended for altered bills
The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended a former BigLaw partner for submitting altered bills to a corporate client that included work done for personal clients of an in-house lawyer.
Hospital delays toddler’s kidney transplant after donor dad’s parole violation

A Georgia hospital has pushed back kidney transplant surgery for a 2-year-old boy after a parole violation by his father, the donor.

Emory University Hospital had scheduled the surgery for…

SEC alleges general counsel aided Ponzi scheme, approved misleading ads
The Securities and Exchange Commission is alleging that a corporate general counsel participated in a Ponzi scheme that targeted naïve investors in ads that sometimes ran on the Rush Limbaugh Show.
Man who flipped the bird at his pastor gets his conviction overturned on First Amendment grounds
A churchgoer convicted of disorderly conduct for flipping the bird at his pastor was engaging in speech protected by the First Amendment, according to the Georgia Supreme Court.
Supreme Court stays execution to consider granting cert on juror bias claim

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the execution of a Georgia inmate as the justices decide whether to grant certiorari on his claim that one of the jurors…

Judge faces ethics probe after lawyer claims denied bathroom break led to courtroom accident

A Georgia judge acknowledges she is facing an ethics investigation over allegations she denied a bathroom break to a public defender who says she tried to catch the judge’s attention…

Legal aid hotline opens for Hurricane Irma victims

Updated: A legal aid hotline has opened for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida who can’t afford a lawyer.

The hotline number is 866-550-2929, report the Orlando Sentinel and an…

Florida Bar raises income cap for Free Legal Answers website to help Hurricane Irma victims
The Florida Bar has raised the income cap for users of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic to help more victims of Hurricane Irma get answers to their legal questions.
Free PACER archive adds millions of new documents

Updated: A free archive of federal court documents just got a whole lot bigger.

The Free Law Project, a California-based non-profit, posted every free written opinion and order available on…

Who gets the reward for capture of escaped Georgia inmates? The answer isn’t easy

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that a reward will be paid after the arrest of two escaped inmates believed to have killed their guards June 13 on a…

Georgia high court rejects state claim that its laws can’t be challenged under state constitution
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday tossed a challenge to a law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but rejected the state’s argument that state officials could never be sued in a state constitutional challenge to a state law.
Disbarred lawyer arrested in Florida after at least 18 months on the lam

A disbarred Georgia lawyer accused of stealing client money was arrested last weekend in Florida after going missing for at least 18 months.

Douglas J. Mathis skipped a Georgia court…

Prominent lawyer is arraigned on murder charges and accused of trying to influence a judge

A prominent Atlanta lawyer, who says he accidentally shot and killed his wife, has pleaded not guilty to murder at an arraignment where a prosecutor accused him of trying to…

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