Category: Law

Collins Wants Independent DA For Brooks Case

Congressman Doug Collins made a not-all-together incorrect statement that an Independent District Attorney should be appointed in the killing of Rayshard Brooks. After being forced into a runoff, Atlanta DA Paul Howard chose to make political hay from Brooks’ death. The connection Collins draws with Brooks and Ahmaud Arbery seems a bit specious, however. In

Loeffler Supports Unconstitutional Measure

Senator Kelly Loeffler wants “left-wing activists” to be deemed domestic terrorists. By whom? Well–that’s a good question. Any such move is likely unconstitutional to boot. Loeffler cosponsored S.Res.279, ostensibly targeting Antifa which is fine in theory but it’s not an organization. Even if you support Congress wanting to restrict citizens’ rights to free assembly, the

Georgians Weigh In On Impeachment Vote

Tonight, without a vote from the Minority Party, Democrats in the U.S. House voted to impeach President Trump. Congressman Doug Collins from GA-9, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, was the highest profile Georgian on the matter to this point. Collins office sent over the following press release: “Without offering sufficient evidence or alleging actual

Failing to show for jury duty has consequences

This week’s Courier Herald column: In January of 2015, Bud and June Runion left their Marietta home for a short day trip to McRae Georgia in Telfair County.  Their 200-mile day trip was to look at a vintage Ford Mustang convertible advertised on Craigslist.  Instead of purchasing a car, prosecutors say that the grandparents were

A Belated Free Speech Victory in Georgia

Better late than never. A U.S. District Judge has ruled that a previous Savannah ordinance requiring tour guides to pass a test and be licensed was unconstitutional. The ruling came down Monday from Judge William T. Moore Jr. despite the fact that the ordinance was reversed by the council in 2015 after the lawsuit was

Gov. Kemp Implements Overhaul of Sexual Harassment Policies

Georgia’s executive branch has taken meaningful early steps to curb sexual harassment in the workplace, affecting approximately 80,000 government workers and the citizens who interact with them. On Gov. Brian Kemp’s first day in office, he signed an Executive Order that will change the state’s sexual harassment policies. On Wednesday, Gov. Kemp announced he would