Category: Law

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

Moving On From The Adoption Bill

The Senate today has passed a compromise adoption bill today 53-2, along the lines of an agreement reached last Thursday. The bill can now move to the Governor’s desk for signature, and Georgia’s children can become permanent members of their new families sooner and with less government bureaucracy involved. Representative Bert Reeves of Marietta needs

NARAL to Karen Handel: You’ve Gone “Too Far”

When does the debate on abortion begin? Probably not with tax bills. Certainly not with tax bills if you are NARAL, which took issue over Karen Handel’s “pushing” the new GOP tax bill*. In other words: NARAL views Handel’s seat as vulnerable and on that we agree. In a statement released ahead of Thursday’s vote

“Insidious and Highly Suspicious” Data Destruction of Election Server

You’d like to think no one in Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office or the KSU Center for Election Systems would be so glaringly inept as to wipe the data off a server that is the center of a lawsuit over election security. And that they wouldn’t do so immediately after said lawsuit was filed.

Move To The Right, Slowpoke

This week’s Courier Herald column: Some of you need to move to the right. All of us need to get our friends and neighbors to understand when they need to move to the right. No, this isn’t about political directions, though it is about a problem that has been addressed through the political process. More

AG Carr Backs Anti-Sanctuary City Amicus Brief

Attorney General Chris Carr lent his office’s support to a multistate amicus brief opposing sanctuary cities. In a statement, Carr explained his support for the brief saying: “we believe sanctuary jurisdictions — cities and localities that prohibit or otherwise obstruct cooperation between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement — defy the rule of law