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Mar 13, 2023

Longest-serving death-row inmate wins new trial

Today is Monday, the 171st anniversary of the illustration of Uncle Sam. Here are some other news items. — World’s longest-serving death-row inmate wins new trial. — Georgia needs more prosecutors and public defenders. — Medical director of pregnancy centers opposed to abortion seeks enforcement of 1864 Arizona law. — Prosecuting Donald Trump for Stormy […]

Apr 28, 2014

Plea deal almost crumbled in slaying of law grad from Md.

The man who pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering a law school classmate in Macon almost turned down the plea deal until he was swayed by last-minute negotiations, according to his defense attorney and the victim's family.

Dec 11, 2013

Parents of dead Ga. teen rally for investigation

ATLANTA — During a rally at the state Capitol Wednesday, lawyers for the family of a Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat called on the governor to order a coroner’s inquest. The body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found Jan. 11, and sheriff’s investigators concluded that he died in a […]

Jul 17, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

Do you think communications between law firms and their in-house counsel should be protected by attorney-client privilege?

Jun 4, 2013

Lawyers want lower bond in slaying of law grad

MACON, Ga. — Attorneys for a man accused of killing Mercer University law school graduate Lauren Giddings say bond in the case is too high. They say they want to show their client could live in suburban Atlanta with no danger to the community. The lawyers for Stephen McDaniel argue in court motions that the […]

Mar 29, 2013

Alleged Maryland drug kingpin arrested in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Authorities say an alleged Baltimore drug kingpin who may have been trying to expand his operation in Atlanta and has been arrested. U.S. Marshals spokesman Gavin Duffy says Jeffrey Cofield was arrested Wednesday night after authorities with the U.S. Marshals in the Washington, D.C. area told them Cofield had recently relocated from Baltimore […]

Oct 25, 2012

Megachurch shooting suspect was committed in Md.

ATLANTA — The man suspected of walking into a service at an Atlanta-area megachurch and gunning down a church volunteer leading a prayer was committed eight years ago to a psychiatric hospital after a violent incident in Maryland, court records show. Police in Georgia said former church worker Floyd Palmer, 51, entered a chapel at […]

Aug 13, 2012

Appalachian Trail marks 75th anniversary

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — Like the people who hike it, the Appalachian Trail is always moving. Technically, Tuesday marks the 75th anniversary of its completion. But the 2,180-mile path stretching across 14 states from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Katahdin, Maine, is never really finished. It took 15 years for hundreds of volunteers, state and federal […]

May 16, 2012

Atlanta opens new international terminal

ATLANTA — A sleek new $1.4 billion international terminal featuring airy windows and eye-popping artwork opened Wednesday at the world’s busiest airport in hopes of positioning Atlanta to attract more globe-trotting travelers. The sparkling launching pad has been in the works for more than a decade at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Besides helping to grab […]

May 2, 2012

Georgia company to fuel Maryland vehicles

ANNAPOLIS — A Georgia-based company will be responsible for the supply and distribution of fuel at state facilities, despite the strenuous objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot, who lamented that a Maryland company did not win the $305 million award. Mansfield Oil Co. in Gainesville, Ga., was awarded a five-year contract by the Department of General […]

Apr 30, 2012

Law blog roundup

April showers are about to bring May flowers, but a Monday always brings you the blog roundup. Here are some tidbits as you prepare to celebrate Law Day: -A Georgia lawyer traded pills for a peep show with female prison inmates. -American Lawyer released its list of highest-grossing firms. -A Washington, D.C., lawyer reached his […]

Feb 15, 2012

Being (kinda) Like Mike

Designer knock-offs might be bad for business, but blatant designer knock-offs are always good for a laugh. A Rolax watch? A Pollo shirt? There’s more funny there than you can fit into a Louis Veeton bag. Which brings us to a story from Georgia about counterfeit Air Jordans, the iconic Nike brand. An officer pulled […]

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