Tag Archives: Fulton County Superior Court

Political Notes – After getting slapped with huge verdict, Deal urges changes in ethics commission

Gov. Deal proposes expanding the ethics commission to 12 members, which would mean the governor would no longer appoint a majority of the members . . .

Tags: civil lawsuits , Don Balfour , Fulton County Superior Court , Nathan Deal , Sam Olens , Stacey Kalberman , State Ethics Commission

Jury rules state must pay former ethics commission staffer $700,000

Fulton County jury rules in favor of ethics commission staffer who lost her job after trying to investigate complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal; state ordered to pay her $700,000 . . .

Tags: civil trial , ethics complaints , Fulton County Superior Court , Nathan Deal , Stacey Kalberman , whistleblower lawsuit

Lawsuit challenges state’s private school tax credit

A Fulton County lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of a state program providing tax credits for private school scholarships . . .

Tags: Fulton County Superior Court , Georgia Constitution , lawsuit , private schools , scholarship fund , Southern Education Foundation , tax credits

Political Notes – Judge clears the way for Balfour trial

Attorneys for suspended state senator Don Balfour strike out in their attempt to quash his criminal indictment . . .

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Department of Juvenile Justice , Don Balfour , DOT projects , Fulton County Superior Court , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Haley Barbour , National Guard , spousal benefits

Political Notes – Charter amendment supporters sue school systems, allege ‘conspiracy’

Charter school amendment supporters file a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court trying to shut down educators and school boards that oppose passage of the amendment . . .

Tags: charter school amendment , Fulton County Superior Court , Georgia Ports Authority , Georgia School Boards Association , Glenn Delk

Kemp says Johnson can run against Deal appointee for judge

Atlanta attorney Clarence Johnson will stay on the ballot in his race against Fulton County Superior Court Judge Todd Markle . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Clarence Johnson , Fulton County Superior Court , Nathan Deal , Todd Markle

Political Notes – Former ethics employees sue state

Two women who lost their jobs with the state ethics commission last year have filed lawsuits against the state in Fulton Superior Court . . .

Tags: ethics reform , Fulton County Superior Court , King America , lawsuits , Mark Hamilton , Nathan Deal , Ogeechee River , ousted employees , Stacey Kalberman , State Ethics Commission , Technical College System , water pollution

Deal names McBurney to Fulton judgeship

Nathan Deal appoints a lawyer from the U.S. Attorney’s office to a Fulton County Superior Court judgeship . . .

Tags: Fulton County Superior Court , Nathan Deal , Robert McBurney