Judge says Georgia’s congressional and legislative districts are discriminatory and must be redrawn
A federal judge says some of Georgia’s congressional, state Senate and state House districts are racially discriminatory, ordering the state to draw an additional Black-majority congressional district.
Legitimacy of mass voter challenge on trial in political battleground Georgia
A former Georgia voter has testified that he felt overwhelmed and discouraged when he learned that his eligibility to cast a ballot in the state had been challenged ahead of a critical election for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia.
Lawyers say 3 Republicans who falsely said Trump won Georgia were 'contingent' electors, not fake
Lawyers for three Georgia Republicans who signed a certificate falsely claiming that then-President Donald Trump won the state are arguing that their clients were not fake electors but rather a “contingent” slate in case the 2020 election results were tossed out.
Judge will hold hearing on ex-DOJ official’s request to move Georgia election case to federal court
Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was acting within the scope of his official duties when he wrote a letter expressing concern about alleged concerns with the 2020 election in Georgia, his lawyer said as he sought to move charges against Clark to federal court.
Trump waives right to speedy trial as Georgia prosecutor seeks to try him with 18 others next month
Former President Donald Trump and several other defendants are waiving their right to seek a speedy trial in the Georgia case in which they are accused of participating in an illegal scheme to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election.
Mark Meadows pleads not guilty to charges in Georgia election case and waives right to arraignment
Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of participating in an illegal scheme to try to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, and he will not appear in court in Atlanta this week.
Trump chief of staff Meadows says actions laid out in Georgia indictment were part of his job
Mark Meadows has testified that actions detailed in a sweeping indictment accusing him of participating in an illegal conspiracy to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 election loss in Georgia were all part of his job as White House chief of staff.
Court indicates it may wait to rule on Georgia abortion law
A federal appeals court seemed to indicate it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that seeks to overturn its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion before ruling on the appeal of a lower court’s ruling blocking a restrictive Georgia abortion law.
Federal judge voids Georgia heartbeat abortion restriction
ATLANTA A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Georgia's 2019 heartbeat" abortion law, finding that it violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled against the state in a lawsuit filed by abortion providers and an advocacy group. Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion during the first 20 weeks of a pregnancy. The district court blocked Georgias abortion ban, because it violates over 50 years of Supreme Court precedent and fails to trust women to make their own personal decisions," Sean Young said in a statement. In a separate ruling Monday, a U.S. district judge in Tennessee blocked a Tennessee law that Republican Gov.
Federal judge temporarily halts Georgia abortion law
AP photo/Evan VucciATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights in June filed a constitutional challenge to the law on behalf of Georgia abortion providers and an advocacy group. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones wrote in an order Tuesday that the current laws governing abortion in the state shall remain in effect for the time being. "Today is a tremendous victory for the women of Georgia and for the Constitution," ACLU of Georgia legal director Sean Young said. The law makes exceptions in the case of rape and incest, as long as the woman files a police report first.