Category: Courts

Guilty Plea Expected for Reed Deputy Chief of Staff Katrina Taylor-Parks

The wide-ranging City of Atlanta corruption investigation is likely to have yet another guilty plea US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak issued a statement today saying Katrina Taylor-Parks will appear before a federal prosecutor at 3:00 PM on Aug. 13 where she will plead guilty to conspiracy to bribery charges.  Pak

Top Official in Fmr Mayor Reed to Appear in Federal Court Today

Katrina Taylor-Parks, who served as former Mayor Kasim Reed’s Deputy Chief of Staff, is expected to appear in front of a federal judge this afternoon as part of the ongoing corruption investigation into Reed’s administration. Multiple media reports say Taylor-Parks and her husband received thousands of dollars in payments from an unspecified airport vendor.  The

Gov Deal Gets List Of Supreme Court Nominees

The Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission has sent a short list of nominees for the Georgia Supreme Court to Governor Nathan Deal. Per their press release, the list is officially for the seat of retiring Chief Justice Harris Hines. The Senate Confirmation of Justice Britt Grant leaves Governor Deal two appointments that could be from this

Justice Britt Grant Confirmed To 11th Circuit Court

Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She now leaves an opening on the Georgia Supreme Court to be filled by Governor Nathan Deal. Georgia’s U.S. Senators sent along the following release regarding Britt’s confirmation: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today applauded the

Britt Grant’s Nomination Moves To Full Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Britt Grant to serve on the U.S Court of Appeals for the 11th District in Atlanta.  Senators Isakson and Perdue sent the following statement on her nomination: “I’m thrilled that Britt Grant has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee,” said Isakson. “She is uniquely qualified

Supreme Court Decisions Have Georgia Impact

This week’s Courier Herald column: The surprise retirement announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has served to remind us once again that there is a third and equal branch of government to the ones that get most of the coverage in political columns such as this. His announcement came as the court ended its

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy Retires; Two Georgians On Replacement List

This afternoon, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement after the court concluded it’s term. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already stated that he looks forward to having a replacement nominee confirmed this fall. The Supreme Court begins its next term in October, so presumably, there will be no effective vacancy. President

Deal on Douglas – No Voting for You

Yesterday, Douglas County learned that Governor Deal is appointing someone to the vacant District Attorney seat in Douglas County.  The seat was opened due to the appointment of Brian Fortner, the former elected District Attorney, to an open State Court Judge seat.  The Governor emailed a statement which included in part, “The governor looks forward