May 4, 2004 |
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.
July 15, 1994 |
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.
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.
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March 28, 1991 |
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.
October 13, 1989 |
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.
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.