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July 15, 1994 | Associated Press
President Clinton has nominated William T. Moore Jr., 54, a criminal defense lawyer in Savannah, Ga., to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for southern Georgia. From 1977 to 1981, Moore served as U.S. attorney in that district.
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October 27, 2007 | Richard Fausset and Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writers
Genarlow Wilson -- the young man imprisoned for committing a consensual sex act who became, for many, an example of an inequitable criminal justice system -- was released from prison Friday after his conviction was overturned by Georgia's Supreme Court. In 2005, Wilson was convicted of aggravated child molestation for having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17. He was sentenced to 10 years without parole, the mandatory minimum under Georgia law at the time.
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SPORTS
March 28, 1991
An Atlanta woman's paternity suit against Steve Garvey was dismissed by a Georgia appeals court, which ruled that judges in the state have no jurisdiction in the case. Rebecka Mendenhall, an assignment editor for Cable News Network, plans to appeal.
NATIONAL
July 7, 2006 | Richard Fausset and Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writers
The gay-marriage movement suffered two major defeats on the state level Thursday, as Georgia's Supreme Court upheld an amendment banning the unions, and New York's highest court ruled that its state constitution did not grant same-sex couples the right to wed. Gay-marriage advocates found some solace that the New York ruling gave legislators the option of passing a state law allowing same-sex marriage.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1985
The justices, by a 9-0 vote, upheld Georgia court rulings permitting that state to collect property taxes from banks after allowing only a limited deduction for the federal securities held by those banks. In an opinion written by Justice Harry A. Blackmun, the court said states do not have to deduct the full value of tax-exempt U.S. obligations when calculating a bank's property tax liability.
NEWS
October 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Blacks and whites flooded the offices of Georgia's largest school system with panic calls in response to a federal appeals court ruling that may require forced busing. "There has certainly been a number of calls expressing grave concern both from the black and white communities," said Andy Olsen, a spokesman for the De Kalb County school system. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1991 | Associated Press
An Atlanta woman's paternity suit against former baseball player Steve Garvey has been thrown out by a Georgia appeals court, which ruled that judges in the state have no jurisdiction in the case. Rebecka Mendenhall, an assignment editor for Cable News Network, filed suit in Fulton County Superior Court in 1989, alleging that Garvey fathered her son, born the previous October, and backed out of an agreement to marry her.
NATIONAL
July 7, 2006 | Richard Fausset and Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writers
The gay-marriage movement suffered two major defeats on the state level Thursday, as Georgia's Supreme Court upheld an amendment banning the unions, and New York's highest court ruled that its state constitution did not grant same-sex couples the right to wed. Gay-marriage advocates found some solace that the New York ruling gave legislators the option of passing a state law allowing same-sex marriage.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2007 | Richard Fausset and Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writers
Genarlow Wilson -- the young man imprisoned for committing a consensual sex act who became, for many, an example of an inequitable criminal justice system -- was released from prison Friday after his conviction was overturned by Georgia's Supreme Court. In 2005, Wilson was convicted of aggravated child molestation for having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17. He was sentenced to 10 years without parole, the mandatory minimum under Georgia law at the time.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2004 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
Georgia's Supreme Court on Monday reversed the most serious conviction against Marcus Dixon, a high school football star who received a 10-year prison sentence for having sex with an underage girl. The case drew national attention, with supporters of Dixon -- who is black -- charging he had been overzealously prosecuted because of racial tensions in his north Georgia hometown of Rome. The 15-year-old girl who had accused him of rape is white; Dixon was 18 at the time.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2004 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
Georgia's Supreme Court on Monday reversed the most serious conviction against Marcus Dixon, a high school football star who received a 10-year prison sentence for having sex with an underage girl. The case drew national attention, with supporters of Dixon -- who is black -- charging he had been overzealously prosecuted because of racial tensions in his north Georgia hometown of Rome. The 15-year-old girl who had accused him of rape is white; Dixon was 18 at the time.
NEWS
July 15, 1994 | Associated Press
President Clinton has nominated William T. Moore Jr., 54, a criminal defense lawyer in Savannah, Ga., to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for southern Georgia. From 1977 to 1981, Moore served as U.S. attorney in that district.
SPORTS
March 28, 1991
An Atlanta woman's paternity suit against Steve Garvey was dismissed by a Georgia appeals court, which ruled that judges in the state have no jurisdiction in the case. Rebecka Mendenhall, an assignment editor for Cable News Network, plans to appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1991 | Associated Press
An Atlanta woman's paternity suit against former baseball player Steve Garvey has been thrown out by a Georgia appeals court, which ruled that judges in the state have no jurisdiction in the case. Rebecka Mendenhall, an assignment editor for Cable News Network, filed suit in Fulton County Superior Court in 1989, alleging that Garvey fathered her son, born the previous October, and backed out of an agreement to marry her.
NEWS
October 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Blacks and whites flooded the offices of Georgia's largest school system with panic calls in response to a federal appeals court ruling that may require forced busing. "There has certainly been a number of calls expressing grave concern both from the black and white communities," said Andy Olsen, a spokesman for the De Kalb County school system. The U.S.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1985
The justices, by a 9-0 vote, upheld Georgia court rulings permitting that state to collect property taxes from banks after allowing only a limited deduction for the federal securities held by those banks. In an opinion written by Justice Harry A. Blackmun, the court said states do not have to deduct the full value of tax-exempt U.S. obligations when calculating a bank's property tax liability.
SPORTS
May 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Brian Garrow of UCLA upset teammate Buff Farrow Friday to advance to today's final of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. individual men's tennis championships against Robby Weiss of Pepperdine. Garrow beat fifth-seeded Farrow, 7-6, 6-4, in a semifinal on the University of Georgia courts. Weiss, seeded No. 1, defeated freshman Al Parker of Georgia, 6-3, 6-2.
NEWS
November 12, 1994 | BARRY SIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the spring of 1981, the question of what to do with David Lee Nagel suggested a grim but unequivocal answer. Nagel had spent his adolescence bouncing among jails, youth camps and mental hospitals. He had racked up what the psychologists called a "long history of antisocial behavior," meaning fights, breaking and entering, auto theft, fleeing the police and attacking a counselor.
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