Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court kills Texas abortion law in a case that could affect Georgia

A Texas law intended to shut down abortion clinics in that state is ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court . . .

Tags: abortion clinics , Texas law , U.S. Supreme Court

Political Notes – Supreme Court upholds one person, one vote

An attempt to have election districts based on registered voters rather than total population is shot down by the Supreme Court . . .

Tags: Emmet Bondurant , Lambda Legal , one person one vote , redistricting , religious liberty bill , U.S. Supreme Court

Court temporarily blocks EPA’s Clean Power Plan

U.S. Supreme Court says the EPA cannot enforce its Clean Power Plan while legal challenges to it are still pending in court . . .

Tags: Clean Power Plan , coal-fired plants , EPA , Georgia Power , greenhouse gases , Sam Olens , Tim Echols , U.S. Supreme Court

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

Olens looking for a few good lawyers

Attorney General Sam Olens will hire outside attorneys to help the state fight the latest court battle in a water dispute with Florida . . .

Tags: federal lawsuit , Rick Scott , Sam Olens , U.S. Supreme Court , water wars

Law requiring citizenship proof for voters is struck down

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Arizona law, which is similar to Georgia law, that requires persons registering to vote to submit documented proof of citizenship . . .

Tags: Arizona , Brian Kemp , MALDEF , motor voter law , proof of citizenship , U.S. Supreme Court , voter registration

Political Notes – Supreme Court tosses Albany hospital merger

U.S. Supreme Court deals a major blow to a hospital merger in the Albany area, leaving questions as to what happens next with Phoebe Putney . . .

Tags: hospital merger , John Albers , Lynn Westmoreland , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Phoebe Putney , T-SPLOST penalty , U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds all provisions of healthcare act

Supreme Court issues a massive surprise decision, upholding the federal healthcare reform act as constitutional . . .

Tags: federal healthcare act , Obamacare , U.S. Supreme Court

Political News – Deal is eagerly awaiting the healthcare ruling

Gov. Nathan Deal has some things to say about the healthcare act, even before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling is released . . .

Tags: education funding , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , gun laws , HB 87 , immigration decision , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Phoebe Putney Hospital , U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court rejects major parts of Arizona immigration law

Major provisions of the Arizona immigration law, similar to the law passed in Georgia last year, are overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court as unconstitutional encroachments on federal authority . . .

Tags: Anthony Kennedy , Arizona law , Barack Obama , Georgia law , immigration , Nathan Deal , U.S. Supreme Court