Tag Archives: death penalty

Political Notes — In the Lewis-Trump feud, Deal isn’t going there

Gov. Nathan Deal is definitely a non-combatant in the war between U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Donald Trump . . .

Tags: Brett Harrell , death penalty , Donald Trump , John Lewis , Nathan Deal

Political Notes: Woods says teachers can move away from ‘funny math’

State school Supt. Richard Woods says public school teachers don’t have to teach “funny math” if they don’t want to . . .

Tags: Common Core , death penalty , funny math , Norman Fletcher , Richard Woods

Supreme Court upholds secrecy for state executions

Ga. Supreme Court says the execution of Warren Lee Hill can proceed, rules that a new state law hiding the identity of firms that supply drugs for lethal injections is constitutional . . .

Tags: corrections department , death penalty , Georgia Supreme Court , lethal injections , official secrecy , Warren Lee Hill

House panel holds hearing on death penalty’s mental retardation provision

The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee hears comments on the mental retardation provision in Georgia’s death penalty statute . . .

Tags: Danny Porter , death penalty , Jack Martin , mental retardation , Rick Golick , Warren Hill

U.S. Supreme Court won’t review Warren Hill appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from lawyers for death row inmate Warren Hill who argue that his mental retardation should halt his execution . . .

Tags: death penalty , Georgia Supreme Court , U.S. Supreme Court , Warren Hill

Supreme Court will hear whether Hill’s execution can be stopped

Georgia Supreme Court will decide whether a Fulton County judge was right to stop the execution by lethal injection of death row inmate Warren Hill . . .

Tags: death penalty , Georgia Supreme Court , Judge Gail Tusan , lethal injection , state secrecy law , Warren Hill

Political Notes – Senate budget director is leaving

The director of the Senate Budget Office will step down later this year; candidates are lining up to run for the state chairman’s position with the Democratic Party . . .

Tags: cost overruns , David Shafer , death penalty , Democratic Party of Georgia , Department of Corrections , Doug Stoner , Hall County Commission , Jason Fernandes , Mary Hodges Squires , R. J. Hadley , Sam Olens , Senate Budget Office , Southern Co. , Tharon Johnson

Court decision will allow executions to proceed in Georgia

The Georgia Supreme Court says the state corrections department can change the mixture of drugs used in lethal injection executions without going through administrative act hearings . . .

Tags: corrections department , death penalty , Georgia Supreme Court , lethal injections

Supreme Court to hear challenge to lethal injections

The Georgia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Monday in a case challenging the state’s lethal injection procedures for carrying out the death penalty . . .

Tags: death penalty , Georgia Supreme Court , lethal injections , Warren Lee Hill

Parole board okays execution of mentally disabled inmate

Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles denies clemency for a death row inmate who was found to be mentally disabled by a habeas corpus court . . .

Tags: Board of Pardons and Paroles , death penalty , Warren Lee Hill