Alyson Palmer

As Two Former Aides Testify for Defense, Top DeKalb Prosecutor Maintains He Didn't Break the Law

Kathleen Baydala Joyner and Alyson Palmer

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James found himself a key witness Thursday in his prosecution of suspended County CEO Burrell Ellis.

Gov. Deal names Judge Keith Blackwell as pick for the state Supreme Court

Alyson Palmer

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named Court of Appeals Judge Keith Blackwell as his pick for the state Supreme Court.

Court Sides With Inmate in Disability Case

Alyson Palmer

In its first major federalism ruling since John Roberts Jr. became chief justice, the Supreme Court on Jan. 10 unanimously revived a Georgia prisoner's $1.2 million suit claiming that state officials violated his rights under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

Wingding: Big Trouble in Hooterville

Alyson Palmer

Soon, it seems, judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit may be taking a close-up look at the short-shorts and tight tank tops of the Hooters Girls. No, it�s not a risqu� outing with the clerks, but a dispute over whether the restaurant chain's trademark scanty outfits deserve legal

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