Category: Law

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

State and Local Officials Take Varying Approaches to the “Distracted Driving” Issue

This morning, Speaker Ralston’s office released a statement announcing the members of a House Committee to look at Distracted Driving. Rep. John Carson – Chair (R-Marietta) Rep. Shaw Blackmon (R-Bonaire) Rep. Heath Clark (R-Warner Robins) Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) Rep. Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee) Rep. Brian Prince (D-Augusta) Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) Rep.

LaGrange Sued for Restricting Access to Utilities

A lawsuit representing the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, the Troup County NAACP, Project South, and seven residents of LaGrange was filed in Atlanta Thursday, alleging that the city illegally restricts access to basic utilities with policies that unfairly target African-Americans and Latinos. The city of LaGrange, the sole provider of utilities in the area, disconnects