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.
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.
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.
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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.
July 7, 2006 |
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.
October 27, 2007 |
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.