Latest Supreme Court of Georgia News

Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

Aug. 11, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta...

Voters appeal ruling upholding Greene's eligibility to run

Jul. 28, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of voters on Thursday took their quest to get U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green removed from the ballot to Georgia's highest court. The five voters from Greene’s district say she played a significant role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol that...

Georgia judge charged with threatening garden owner

Jul. 26, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has been arrested on charges that he threatened a man who confronted the jurist about taking vegetables from his garden. Tattnall County Chief Magistrate Judge Eddie Anderson, 70, was charged Monday with felony counts of making a terrorist...

Atlanta prosecutors plan to retry man who shot wife in SUV

Jul. 22, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they plan to retry a well-connected Atlanta man whose murder conviction in the shooting death of his business executive wife was recently overturned. Claud “Tex” McIver, 79, was convicted in 2018 on charges of felony murder,...

New Georgia Supreme Court chief justice sworn in

Jul. 18, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court has a new chief justice. Michael Boggs, who had been the court's presiding justice, was sworn in Monday as chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. He replaces David Nahmias, who announced in February that he was stepping down from the...

Murder conviction overturned for man who shot wife in SUV

Jun. 30, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Thursday threw out a murder conviction for a once-prominent Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife as they rode in an SUV, saying the jury should have had the option of a misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charge. Claud “Tex”...